In 1999, she was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. She has also contributed as a swimmer, designer, and coach to the synchronized-swimming portions of Cirque du Soleil's water-based stage production O, which opened in 1988 at the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas.
Since 2006, Sylvie has been an ambassador for Oxfam.
Sylie Frechette was engaged to her business partner Sylvain Lake, but he committed suicide a week before the 1992 Games. Lake was a television track analyst and former 400m track athlete. Today she lives with her husband and two children in Prévost, Quebec.