Ian Black had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 220 yards Butterfly, 2nd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 440 yards Freestyle, 2nd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×220 yards Freestyle Relay (with Bob Sreenan and the non-Olympians Athole Still and James Leiper). Black also finished fifth with in the 4×110 yards medley relay (with the non-Olympians Athole Still, Ian Percy-Robb, and Jim Hill) at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games Black competed for Scotland.
|1960 Summer||19||Roma||Swimming||Men's 400 metres Freestyle||Great Britain||GBR||4|
|1960 Summer||19||Roma||Swimming||Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay||Great Britain||GBR||4|
|1960 Summer||19||Roma||Swimming||Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay||Great Britain||GBR||7|
|1960 Summer||19||Roma||Swimming||Great Britain||Final||4||4:21.8|
|1960 Summer||19||Roma||Swimming||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||4:21.9|
|1960 Summer||19||Roma||Swimming||Great Britain||GBR||Final||4||8:28.1||2:05.8||8:28.1|
|1960 Summer||19||Roma||Swimming||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||8:26.9||2:03.2||8:26.9|