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Inspiring Canadians - In Sport and Life

Honoured Member

Robert Pirie

Inducted in 2015

Member Details

Date of Birth: 1916
Date of Passing: 1984
Sport: Swimming
Member Category: Athlete

Career Highlights

1936

Member of the Olympic Team

Honoured Member Robert Pirie
Inspire

Story

In 1934 Robert Pirie won Silver and Bronze in the freestyle events at the British Empire Games and at the 1938 British Empire Games won Gold in the 110yd, 440yd freestyle events and won Silver at the 1650yd freestyle race.  Robert was a member of the Canadian 1936 Olympic Team and by 1939 he held every Canadian swimming title from 50 yards to 2 miles including the world record in the 200m.  In 1939 the year he was awarded the Lou Marsh Memorial Award as Canada’s Top Athlete of the Year.


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