Helen Yate

British swimmer

Helen Marie Yate (1 January 1921 – 11 August 2020) was a British swimmer. She competed in the women's 100 metre backstroke at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[1] She represented England and won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the 1950 British Empire Games.[2][3] She was born in Plymouth, Devon.

Yate died on 11 August 2020 at a nursing home in Plymouth at the age of 99.[4]


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Helen Yate Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  3. "1950 Athletes". Team England.
  4. Helen Marie Yate