Wendy (Cook) Hogg started breaking swimming records at age ten and joined the national swim team at age fourteen. She was a member of the Canadian Dolphin Swim Club and was coached by fellow BC Sports Hall of Famers Howard Firby and Deryk Snelling, as well as Jack Kelso and later by her husband, Doug Hogg.

Wendy placed fifth in the 100m backstroke at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. That year she was ranked second overall in world for the 100m backstroke.

While winning three gold medals (100m & 200m backstroke, and 400m medley relay) at the 1974 Commonwealth Games, she set a world record in the 100m backstroke during the 400m medley relay.

A year later, Wendy was the winner of two gold (100m & 200m backstroke) and three silver medals (400m & 800m medley relays, 400m freestyle relay) at the first New Zealand Games.

At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Wendy won a bronze medal in the 400m medley relay.

She held numerous national titles and was named 1974 Canadian athlete of the year.