Anna Simcic
Personal information
Birth nameAnna Katrina Simcic
Born8 November 1971 (1971-11-08) (age 52)
ClubCalifornia Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Medal record
Women's Swimming
Representing  New Zealand
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Edmonton 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 1989 Tokyo 200 m backstroke
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland 200 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 1990 Auckland 100 m backstroke
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria 200 m backstroke

Anna Katrina Simcic (born 8 November 1971), married name Anna Forrest, is a female former New Zealand swimming representative. In August 2021, it was announced that she would feature in the 2021 Season of Celebrity Treasure Island 2021.[1]

Swimming career

Simcic represented New Zealand at two Olympic Games.

At the 1992 Summer Olympics she placed 5th in the final of the women's 200 m backstroke. In 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics she placed 6th in the same event.

She won a gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in the women's 200 m backstroke. At the same Games she also won a silver medal in the women's 100 m backstroke. Four years later at the 1994 Commonwealth Games she won another silver medal in the women's 200 m backstroke.[2] Despite being of New Zealand nationality she won the ASA National British Championships 200 metres backstroke title in 1990.[3]

Personal life

Simcic is married to former professional rugby player Simon Forrest.[4]


  1. ^ "Meet the contestants of Celebrity Treasure Island 2021". TheSpinoff. 1 August 2021. Archived from the original on 31 July 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  2. ^ Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website
  3. ^ ""Results from Crystal Palace." Times, 30 July 1990, p. 30". Times Digital Archive.
  4. ^ Smith, Tony (12 May 2011). "Forrest promoted from footie field to boardroom". Stuff New Zealand. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
Awards Preceded byGary Anderson Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee 1991 Succeeded byDanyon Loader