Synchronized Swimming

Estella Warren

Estella Warren’s impressive career in synchronized swimming began with the Kawartha Trent Swim Club in her hometown of Peterborough, Ontario – coached by Jennifer Ruth. Her talent was evident from an early age. Joyce Corner predicted Estella would one day be on the national team. Due to her sense of style, athleticism and creative modifications…

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Amy (Caskey) Bush

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…

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Joyce Corner

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…

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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…

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Pansy E. L. Forbes

Pansy 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…

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Jean (Millard) Burns

Jean Millard, a city native, joined the Peterborough Ornamental Swim Club shortly after it was formed in 1942, when the sport of synchronized swimming was just becoming known in Canada. She not so wistfully recalls the daily 5:30 a.m. practice sessions at the ‘Y’ pool, with coach Pansy Forbes, in preparation for the 1948 AAU…

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