Albert Reginald Knight's parents William and Martha were a journeyman butcher and laundress respectively and he was their fifth child born at Holloway on the 30th November 1900.
Educated at the Camden Secondary School for Boys, in Holloway, Reggie won the national schools Junior Graceful Diving Championship S.C.A.S.A in 1919 whilst still a pupil there.
He represented Great Britain at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games. In 1924 in Paris he was placed 7th in the Plain High Diving and 11th in the Platform Diving events, and four years later at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics he finished 8th in the Platform event.
Reggie later went to Imperial College London, and became a research chemist. His research work subsequently took him from London to the Scottish border town of Jedburgh, where he became President of the Jedburgh Swimming club.
He returned to London to live in Hillingdon in the 1930's and later died in Romford in 1964.