In her second year of synchronized swimming, Gwendolyn McGuire was given the opportunity to go to the Prague Christmas Cup, an event that she stills cherishes to this day : “It was a great competition where I was able to watch some of the best athletes from around the world. This was a highlight for me since it was my first time at an international competition and it inspired me to train to be as good as they were”. In 2015, she swam and won silver with Team Alberta at Canada Winter Games. She enjoyed it because “it was really different from regular competitions and I loved being able to have that experience”. The same year, she represented Canada for her first time with the Junior National Team at the UANA PanAms in Calgary, a highlight of her career so far.