Graham Smith (Canadian swimmer)

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Graham Smith
Personal information
Full name Donald Graham Smith
Nationality  Canada
Born (1958-05-09) May 9, 1958 (age 56)
Edmonton, Alberta
Sport Swimming
Strokes Medley, breaststroke
College team University of California, Berkeley

Graham Smith (born May 9, 1958) was a Canadian competition swimmer who won a silver medal in the men's 4x100-metre medley relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec. He did so alongside teamates Stephen Pickell, Clay Evans, and Gary MacDonald. His brother George also competed in swimming.

At the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, he became the first competitor to win six gold medals at a single Commonwealth Games; he won the 100- and 200-metre breaststroke, 200- and 400-metre individual medleys, and was part of the winning 4x100-metre freestyle and 4x100-metre medley relay teams. Smith twice broke the world record in the men's 200-metre individual medley (long course). He also won a NCAA national swimming championship at the University of California, Berkeley.

See also[edit]


  • Graham Smith – Olympic athlete profile at

Preceded by

David Wilkie
Steve Lundquist
World Record Holder
Men's 200-metre individual medley

August 23, 1975 – August 4, 1977
August 2 – 24, 1978
Succeeded by

Aleksandr Sidorenko
Jesse Vassallo
Preceded by
Guy Lafleur
(Tied with Ken Read)
Lou Marsh Trophy

Succeeded by
Sandra Post