Malar’s first pool experience was when she was five weeks old. She started racing at five. At ten, she set her first provincial record. Two years later, Malar went to her first national swim meet, the trials for the 1988 Olympic Games. Besides being a talented swimmer, she was a gifted basketball player. In grade nine, she chose swimming over basketball as her preferred sport.
When Malar began her swimming career, she impressed many people with her unexpected success early on. She began swimming competitively with HAC (Hamilton Aquatic Club) and still currently holds 20 SC records and 25 LC. At the 1991 Pan American Games, she won two silvers and a bronze. At the 1994 LC World Championships, she came in fourth for the 400m Individual Medley. In 1995, she won four golds and a bronze.
There were high expectations for Malar to medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. Due to her potential, she appeared on the box for Kellogg'sSpecial K (in a black bathing suit) and a television ad for Salon Selectives Shampoo conditioner. In the 400m Medley, considered her strongest event, she failed to make the finals. In the 200m Medley, Malar finished fourth just narrowly missing the podium, while Canadian teammate Marianne Limpert took the silver. Ireland's Michelle Smith won that race, ending up with three gold medals from the Atlanta Games.
Three years later in May 2003, Malar revealed that she was coming out of retirement, a big surprise to many. At the 2003 Pan American Games she won one gold and came in fourth twice. Admittingly, countries use this event for international experience for the upcoming swimmers. Malar failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympics after she finished fourth in the 400m Medley. She retired from competitive swimming afterwards, with 30 national titles and over 70 International medals to her name.
Malar has done several interviews in her hometown of Hamilton for CH TV 11 and is also a Holistic Nutritionalist (RHN) for La Sante Life at the Regent Health Centre on 150 Locke street in Hamilton. She currently lives in Summerland, B.C where she helps coach the local swim club(Orca).She lives there with her second husband, Delano Ducheck, and their two sons Desmond and Mateo. She was previously married to former CFL player Mike Morreale.