I felt so honoured and privileged to have Penny Heyns one of the greatest Olympians South Africa has ever had, to be standing next to me on the pool deck helping me with my stroke. In the gala I swam a week later I hit all my times that I hadn’t done for a year. Penny inspired me to believe I can make it, and that giving up shouldn’t be an option until you reach your goal. Connor McLeod