CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

FACT SHEET

  • Penny won South Africa’s FIRST gold medal in 44 years at the 1996 Atlanta Games
  • As an international swimmer, Penny Heyns established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th Century by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000 and by breaking a total of 14 individual world records during her career
  • She is South Africa’s only Double Olympic Individual Gold Medalist
  • She is the only  swimmer in history to hold five (5) of the possible six (6) breaststroke world records at the same time
  • She is the only breaststroker, male or female, to hold World Records in all 3 possible long course distances namely 50m, 100m & 200m
  • 2006 saw Penny become an inaugural inductee into the South African Sport Hall of Fame and in May 2007 she joined the prestigious company of International icons such as Johnny Weissmuller, better known as the original Tarzan, and Mark Spitz, when she was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida –USA
  • She currently serves on FINA Athlete’s Commission as Honorary Secretary.

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

A demand for individual sessions has grown to such an extent that aside from the yearly Camps/Clinics, we have begun offering Individual Coaching Visits to our African neighbours in addition to the regular trips around South Africa to accommodate this need.

Penny offers a 1 hour personal session in which she focuses on stroke correction (all 4 strokes), stroke specific drills, starts & turns, mindsets, high performance mentoring.

Suitable for both the novice and experienced swimmer, triathlete & open water swimmers. She has an excellent eye for stroke correction and communicates technique in a very effective manner.

Personal coaches are welcome to attend. To find out more about this training module, see the following document: Individual Coaching

CLINICS AND TRAINING CAMPS

Omni Share currently offers various Swimming Clinics, Camps and Individual Stroke Correction & Coaching services, covering all four strokes as well as Mental/Motivational content, both locally and internationally.

All of our camps & clinics have a large component of teaching which covers life skills, motivation and mental power classroom content in addition to the swimming specific content.

We welcome ALL coaches to attend and be on pool deck during the water sessions and parents are invited to attend Penny’s motivational sessions.

We have enjoyed working with our aspiring swimmers and have received extremely positive feedback with repeat invitations to coach and present Penny Heyns Stroke Mechanics Clinics and Training Camps on an annual basis.

Module 1

Stroke mechanics & Mental preparation

Module 2

All strokes

1 day Clinic

Stroke mechanics & mental preparation

1/2 day Coaches Clinic

Developing the coaches

4/5 day Training Camp

Individual Session

REQUIREMENTS for SWIM CLINICS & CAMPS

  • TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION applicable outside Gauteng
  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENT – LEVEL1
  • POOL & LECTURE HALL/CLASSROOM in close proximation if possible and large enough to accommodate swimmers, coaches and parents
  •  AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT -PA System, Projector with Screen & Sound System
  •  FINS & KICK BOARDS – all swimmers
  •  LUNCHES for swimmers
  •  PHOTOGRAPHER (OR DESIGNATED PARENT) to take individual photos of swimmer with Penny – Swimmers get to wear her 3x Olympic medals
  • OFFICIAL LIST OF CLINIC REGISTERED SWIMMERS/COACHES ON THE 1st DAY – Each swimmer and coach attending will receive a signed certificate. Memory stick to be supplied by host.
  • PENNY’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY & BRANDED SHIRTS to be pre-ordered well in advance

Testimonials

  • Thank you for organizing such a wonderful clinic. Sofia really enjoyed it and learned a lot. She is so much more motivated now!!! 

    Hope you had a good weekend, 

    Jessica (Sofia Berman’s Mum)

    Swimming event
  • Many thanks for this fantastic event you organised! My daughter Gisele was thrilled so proud to be part of it.

    Congratulation for all the logistics and perfect organisation.

    Many thanks again,

    Odile de t’Serclaes

    Swimming event
  • Dear Penny Just to say thank you very much for the clinic. Both Shona and I came away with a lot to think about and put into action. She was probably the youngest there at 9, all she wanted was to get in the pool and swim! The main thing is that she came home really inspired, she wrote down her goals. I am busy reading your book Penny, and finding it very interesting

    Madeleine Graham
  • Dear Penny & Zelda Thank-you, the kids are so motivated at training and excited about their upcoming meets. Muscles are aching this week as drills are being approached with specific focus and effort – I have never seen my kids approach their stroke drills in this way EVER … it’s really exciting. Thank-you for sharing your knowledge and passion with us, and we look forward to having you back on the South Coast. I have attached the media you generated this week for your interest. Kind Regards, Cheree Dufner Margate Swimming Club

    Margate Swimming Club
  • Penny thanks for an amazing clinic. I truly learnt a lot. My dream is to swim in the Olympics and you have truly inspired me! Julia – swimmer

    Julia – swimmer
  • Zelda and Penny I would like to thank you so much for a brilliant weekend. After coaching for 20 odd years one becomes immune to the sport and loses focus at times. I have learnt this weekend (or remembered) what motivation is all about. Besides all the great info there is one thing I have come to the conclusion about (your motivational talk) is that what I am doing is the talent that God has given me. This weekend has inspired me to be even better at coaching. Thank you once again Lynette (Marcus’ coach)

    Lynette
  • Penny Thank you so much for your time and dedication to fix my stroke! Time to focus on that pull. Alex Priscu – Swimmer

    Alex Priscu – Swimmer
  • Penny/Zelda Thanks for a wonderful weekend. I had so much fun at your Swim Clinic. My stroke looks much better…. Hope you can come again! Jenna Bohling – swimmer

    Jenna Bohling – swimmer
  • Loved the swim clinic …. Breaststroke feels faster already!! Thank you. Christo Bester – swimmer

    Christo Bester – swimmer
  • Penny/Zelda Thank you so much for the fantastic clinic! I have learnt so much that I will keep with me forever. You are such an inspiration. Ashleigh Simonis – swimmer

     

    Ashleigh Simonis – swimmer
  • Thanks a mil for the very inspirational weekend clinic …. You got the swimmers and adults thinking! Mario Fourie – Parent

    Mario Fourie – Parent
  • What a great clinic! I learnt so much not just for my stroke but Mental Power too. Lisa Cathleen Fourie – Swimmer

    Lisa Cathleen Fourie – Swimmer