Ernest Pott

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerbert Ernest•Pott
Used nameErnest•Pott
Born15 January 1883 in Richmond, England (GBR)
Died9 May 1953 in Saanich, British Columbia (CAN)
AffiliationsOtter Swimming Club, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


In the seven English Diving championships that were contested between 1908-20, Ernest Pott was champion four years in succession 1909-12, and was third on the other three occasions. His last podium finish was on the resumption of the Championship after World War I when he was 37-years-of-age. When he won his fourth title, a few months after the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, Pott beat the US champion George Gaidzik into second place, with the reigning world champion Hjalmar Johansson of Sweden third. A mechanical engineer by trade, Pott emigrated to Canada in October 1920, and died there in 1953.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GBR Ernest Pott
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 3 p1 r2/3
1912 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) GBR Ernest Pott
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 6