David Smith was honored as the Most Distinguished Alumni in 2007, while Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of West Florida.
Inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame on May 13, 2006. The award was presented to David Smith by Dale Petranech, Chairman of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, was for being the first person to swim from Africa to Europe, among other distance swims.
Awarded the Hall of Merit in 2007. The award was presented to David Smith by Washington High School, joining the ranks of fellow alumni Maya Angelou, Danny Glover, Johnny Mathis and Lee Ann Meriwether in receiving The Hall of Merit for his outstanding achievements in exploration and humanitarian deeds.
Awarded the Spirit of Ecstasy in 1977 during Queen’s Silver Jubilee of 25 years reigning. The award was presented to David Smith by Rolls Royce, with their minted silver Spirit of Ecstasy to honor people of special distinction. David Miln Smith was honored as “The Personification of Mind and Body.”
David was honored with the Most Valuable Player Award and All-City Gold Medal 50 and 100 yard freestyle in 1956, presented by George Washington High School.