Bruce Robertson was ranked among the top five swimmers in the world for the 100m butterfly from 1972-76. Competing for the Canadian Dolphins Swim Club out of Vancouver, he received many top honours and awards including the Order of Canada and induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Robertson’s father, Sandy, is also a member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame as an all-round athlete.

Between 1971 and 1977 Robertson won over fifty medals at the national level. He won silver in the 100m butterfly and bronze in the 4x100m medley relay at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Four years later, he would represent Canada a second time at the Olympic Games.

At the 1973 world championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Robertson won a gold in the 100m butterfly and a bronze in the 4x100m medley relay.

He won two gold (4x100m freestyle and medley relays), two silver (100m and 200m freestyle), and two bronze (100m butterfly and 800m freestyle relay) at the 1974 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

At the 1975 Pan American Games, he won three silver medals (4x200m freestyle relay, 4x100m individual medley relay, and 4x100m freestyle relay) and two bronze medals (100m butterfly, 100m freestyle).