Amy was born in Peterborough and began her synchro career with the Kawartha Trent Synchro Club (KTSC) when she was 5 years old. She moved through their recreational and provincial level programs and began competing at the national level in 1990. Her KTSC team won 1991 Provincial Championships and had a top 8 finish at National Championships. Amy moved to Toronto in 1994 to join the Olympium Synchro Swim Club (OSSC) and was a member of the 1995 Junior National Team that won Junior Worlds. Successes with OSSC include her team winning 1995 Eastern Canadians and 1998 National Championships. Amy was a member of the National ‘B’ Team from 1998 to 2000 and the National ‘A’ Team from 2000 to 2003. She competed at 14 National Championships and 15 International competitions in her career, including two World Aquatic Championships (2001 & 2003), the 2002 World Cup and the 2003 Pan American Games. Successes include winning a bronze medal at the 2001 World Aquatic Championships, and a silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games. Amy retired from competition in 2004, and immediately started coaching. She was one of two Ontario coaches selected for the Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program and was an Apprentice Coach at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. She was the Head Coach of the Junior Provincial Team in 2008 and 2009 and did international consulting from 2006 to 2009. She served as the Athlete’s Representative on Synchro Ontario’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2012. Amy is a Level 3 certified coach and has been coaching at OSSC since 2008.
Joyce Corner, a part-time resident of our area most of her life and a full-timer since 1975, has been interested in synchronized swimming for many years. She started the Mississauga Synchro Club in 1969 and in 1974 became a coach of the Kawartha Synchro Club which changed its name to Kawartha Trent Synchro Club in […]More Info
Iris Mary (Forbes) Rielly
It was inevitable that Iris Rielly would become a synchronized swimmer. Her mother Pansy Forbes, was coach of the Peterborough Ornamental Swim Club which, during the 1950s, had the foremost synchronized swim team in Canada. Like her mother, Iris was a pioneer in the sport. She joined the club when it was formed in 1942 […]More Info
Pansy E. L. Forbes
The name Pansy Forbes is a legend, and as such is indelibly etched into the archives of the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame. She was known by anyone and everyone involved in competitive swimming, particularly synchronized swimming. Pansy led Peterborough Ornamental Swim Club members to world fame as a coach in the 1940s, 50s and […]More Info