Graham Smith has been involved in sport as an athlete, coach, volunteer, coaching instructor, television colour commentator, motivational speaker and mentor.

A former member of Canada’s national swim team, he holds the record for the most Gold Medals won at a single Commonwealth Games – 6. The record has been equalled three times since he set it in 1978  but has not been broken.

Smith has won medals at every international games he was eligible to compete in: Olympic Games – Silver Medal, World Championships – Gold and Silver Medals, World Student Games – 2 Gold and a Silver Medal, Pan Am Games – 2 Silver and a Bronze Medal, Pan Pacific Championships – Gold Medal.

Following his athletic career, Smith has held Board positions with Swimming Natation Canada, the B.C. Swim Coaches Association and the Alberta Coaches Council with Swim Alberta. He has also held numerous coaching positions: Swimming Natation Canada National Apprenticeship Coach, Canada Summer Games (Team B.C.), the Canadian National Youth Swim Team, the Western Canada Games (Team Alberta) and the University of California at Berkeley.

Outside of sport, he has over 15 year’s experience in sales and sales management from various technology companies such as StubHub (an eBay company), BackCheck, HomeGain and Hello Direct. He has an impressive track record of successfully leading sales teams in Canada, the UK and the US. Graham also runs his own successful business consulting entity.

Smith holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA (with Honours) in International Business from Saint Mary’s College of California. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame, the Aquatic Hall of Fame Canada, Swimming Canada Circle of Excellence, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame and the University of California, Berkeley Sports Hall of Fame. He is also recipient of a number of national awards: Lionel Conacher Award (Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year), the Norton Crowe Award (Canada’s Male Amateur Athlete of the Year) and the Lou Marsh Award (Canadian Press award for outstanding Athlete of the Year).