Helen Yate had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1950 British Empire Games 3×110 yards Medley Relay (with Elizabeth Church and Margaret Wellington), 3rd in the 1950 British Empire Games 110 yards Backstroke, 3rd in the 1950 British Empire Games 4×110 yards Freestyle Relay (with Grace Wood, Lillian Preece and Margaret Wellington). In the British Empire Games she competed for England.
|1948 Summer||27||London||Swimming||Women's 100 metres Backstroke||Great Britain||GBR||4 h2 r2/3|
|1948 Summer||27||London||Swimming||Great Britain||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||4||1:18.6|
|1948 Summer||27||London||Swimming||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU||1:18.3|