First Name: Virginia "Ginny"
Last Name: Smith
Sport: Swimming
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 2001
Home Town: Yarmouth
County: Yarmouth County

Virginia Smith, of Yarmouth, has been volunteer coach of Yarmouth Y Whitecaps swim team for 30 years (1971-2001). She is respected by her peers for her willingness to share her expertise with both the provincial and national levels of her sport. She has been an instructor at three national swim coaches conferences, developed the Nova Scotia Swim Coaches Association, is twice head coach of the Nova Scotia Canada Games swim team (1985 and 2001), and was assistant coach three times (1989, 1993, 1997). She was runner-up as 3M National Development Coach of the Year in 1998. Many of her swimmers have become outstanding performers at the university level, some going on to national, and international prominence. She has developed many documents on females and swimming which are used at the national level to this day. She is an inductee of the Yarmouth Town and County Sports Heritage Association.


• Coached YMCA Whitecaps 1971
• Has Coached NS Canada Games Teams
• Workshop Conductor Nat’l Swim Coaches Conferences
• Has Levels 1-3 Coaching Certificates
• 1st Female Atlantic Canada to Complete Level 4
• Classroom Teacher and Supervisor Special Education
• Member Association Teachers Exceptional Children
• Member Cdn Association of Learning Disabilities
• Member Cdn Association of Special Educators
• Member Cdn Council of Exceptional Children
• Instructor in Skin and SCUBA Diving
• In Yarmouth Assoc Community Residential Options
• Served on the Board of Juniper House