Penny Heyns

Sports Speaker - Johannesburg
Penny Heyns

 

Penny Heyns, the golden girl of South African sports in the 90's, is a household name in South Africa and in fact the world, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest female breaststroke swimmers the world has ever seen. 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.

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.

Swim your own Race - the Art of Unleashing Your Full Potential!

Swimming is an individual and often very lonely sport. Much like life, it requires certain key elements in order to attain success - elements such as sacrifice, perseverance and single-minded focus. This presentation will shed light on what it takes to make it to the top of one of the world’s toughest sporting disciplines, how to stay there, and how those same principles relate and apply to business and life in general. It will inspire the listener to believe in his or her own potential, show you how to turn disappointment into victory and most importantly, live a life in pursuit of personal excellence.

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