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. Archived from the original on 2021-06-14. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  3. "1950 Athletes". Team England.
  4. Helen Marie Yate