Find out all about the Canadian swimmer, Penny Oleksiak including her wiki, bio, Olympics, net worth, and more
Penelope Oleksiak aka Penny Oleksiak is a source competitive swimmer, famous for blossom designs and her freestyles. Furthermore, Penny was taken seriously by the public when she competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics and became the first Canadian to win multiple medals at the same Olympic Games.
Penny’s supporters love her and want to know all about the swimmer’s wiki, net worth, and more. Ahead we present you all the details.
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Who are Canadian swimmer’s Parents? Also, Know about Her Brother & Sister
Penny Oleksiak was born on June 13, 2000, in Toronto, Canada. Furthermore, her mother Alison Oleksiak is an engineer and her father Richard Oleksiak is a writer. Her zodiac sign is Gemini and holds a Canadian nationality. Penny’s zodiac sign is Gemini. Furthermore, the swimmer graduated from Monarch Park Collegiate Institute. She has four siblings and she is the youngest one. Her brother’s name is Jamie Hayley, and has stepsister named Claire and stepbrother named Jake.
The Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak with her medals
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Penny is not the only athlete in her family. Her father played football, basketball at his time in New York’s Nichols School, Buffalo. Her mother was a good swimmer. Penny’s brother Jake while his time in the university at Buffalo played NCAA hockey.
Furthermore, in 2012, Jamie won bronze in World Junior Hockey Championship and Calgary. Oleksiak’s sister is also a good rower at Northeastern University in Boston.
Her Career, Olympics, and Events
The 21-year-old began her swimming when she was not even 8-years-old. The funny thing is her learning experience started in a neighbor’s pool. Later, her parents encouraged her for swimming and she joined the Toronto Swimming club and the Scarborough Swim club. However, she was rejected at both places as she could not swim between the laps made in the pool.
Penny Oleksiak in Rio 2016
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But the gold medalist did not quit and joined the Olympian Swimming Club of Scarborough’s Midland Pool, where she was coached by Gary Nolden. Later she joined Toronto’s Swim Club and set a new record in 100m for an 11-12 years old girl. After her amazing performance in the club, then coach Ben Titley included her at the national team. Throughout the 2014 Canadian Age Group Championships, Penny won 8 gold among 13 medals won overall.
Afterward, in 2015, Australian Age Group Championship she won 5 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals. Furthermore, the 21-year-old earned six awards in the 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. Moreover, at the age of 16, she was already Canada’s youngest Olympic winner. Oleksiak managed to have two bronzed from the girl’s freestyle relays, silver at the 100-meter blossom, and gold at 100-meter freestyle. Additionally, by winning gold, Penny has become the first athlete of her age who claimed gold in an individual event.
Who Is Penny Oleksiak Boyfriend? How Much Is Her Net Worth?
Penny Oleksiak stands at the height of 6’1” had a boyfriend in the past. Currently, she is not dating anyone. Penny has not publicized her previous relationship. Therefore, we don’t know the name or the reason for a break-up. For now, she seems to be focused on making her career even greater than what it already is. Moreover, she doesn’t seem to bother with being engaged in a relationship.
Penny Oleksiak with Markus Thormeyer
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According to her Instagram, the swimmer seems to be share pictures with Markus Thormeyer. Markus is also a Canadian athlete. However, they seem to be just friends as of now. Moreover, Penny seems to be more interested in posting pictures with her pet dog and friends. All we know is that Penny is either very secretive about her relationship or does not have an interest in such things as of now.
And talking about the Canadian swimmer’s net worth then her fortune is estimated at the range of $800,000 to $1million. The athlete’s main source of income is swimming competitions in which she participates. Furthermore, although she has been one of the members of popular celebrities in swimming, she has not branded any major product.