Diving Athlete - Inducted 2013
Blythe Hartley was Canada’s first World Champion when she set a world record on the 1M in 2001. She won the 1M world title again at the 2005 World Aquatic Championships. A three-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2008), she won a bronze medal with Emilie Heymans in the 10M tower synchronized event at the 2004 Athens Olympic Summer Games. Blythe won gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia and double gold and one bronze medal at the 2003 Pan-Am Games.
Blythe was known as one of the strongest springboard divers in the world. She achieved incredible height on her take-offs, consistently performing higher than most of her competitors. One of Canada’s top international divers, she won her 2005 World Aquatic Championship in Canada when the event was held in Montreal.