Virginia Grant had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 110 yards Freestyle, 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards Freestyle Relay (with Beth Whittall, Gladys Priestley, and Helen Stewart); 2nd in the 1955 Pan American Games 4×100 metre freestyle (with Gladys Priestley, Helen Stewart, and Beth Whittall), 2nd in the 1955 Pan American Games 4×100 metre medley (with Lenora Fisher, Helen Stewart, and Beth Whittall), 3rd in the 1955 Pan American Games 100 metre freestyle.
In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 3×110 yards medley relay Grant finished fifth (with Lenora Fisher and the non-Olympian Margaret Stangroom).
|1956 Summer||Melbourne||Swimming||Women's 100 metres Freestyle||Canada||CAN||5|
|1956 Summer||Melbourne||Swimming||Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay||Canada||CAN||5|
|1956 Summer||Melbourne||Swimming||Canada||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||3||QU||1:05.5|
|1956 Summer||Melbourne||Swimming||Canada||Round One||Heat Five||3||QU||1:05.1|
|1956 Summer||Melbourne||Swimming||Canada||CAN||Round One||Heat Two||3||QU||4:29.3||1:06.7||1:06.7|