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 as a Bureau member and Chairperson of Fina Athlete’s Commission.
  • She currently serves on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Compliance Review Committee

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

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