First Name: Nigel
Last Name: Kemp
Sport: Swimming
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1989
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Nigel Kemp’s name is synonymous with swimming successes. In his years at Dalhousie he has guided men and women teams to numerous AUAA championships. In the process he has made swimming one of the most successful sports on the Dal campus. He has won Dalhousie coach of the year honours as well as AUAA and CIAU and Canadian Amateur Swimming Association coach of the year awards. He has coached the Canadian National team at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and World Championships. His ability to bring out the best in his athletes, like Nancy Garapick, has been one of his prime strengths in coaching hundreds of young people in swimming, both at Dalhousie University and the Halifax Trojans Swim Club. He has also served as advisor and a member of the coaching development committee with the CASA. His expertise has been sought after by swimmers and officials world-wide. Nigel Kemp was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1989.


• Coach Men’s & Women’s Swim Teams Dalhousie, 18 Yrs
• Numerous Atlantic Uni Athletic Assoc Championships
• Won Dalhousie Coach of the Year Honours
• Won Awards from Cdn Interuniversity Athletic Union
• Won Awards from the Cdn Amateur Swimming Assoc
• Canadian National Swim Coach
• Advisor with the CASA
• Member CASA’s Coaching Development Committee
• Coached Nancy Garapick