Penny Oleksiak Family, Net Worth, Husband, Professional Career, Parents, Children, Bio

Penny Oleksiak Net Worth
Penny Oleksiak Net Worth

Penny Oleksiak “Penny” is a Canadian competitive swimmer who specializes in the freestyle and butterfly events know all about Penny Oleksiak Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Bio

Name Penny Oleksiak
Birthdate ( Age) 13 June 2000
Place of Birth Toronto, Canada
Marital Status  Not Married Yet
Husband /Partner Not Known
Children Not Yet
Parents Richard Oleksiak ( Father ), Alison Oleksiak ( Mother)
Siblings Jamie Oleksiak, Hayley Oleksiak, Claire Oleksiak, Jacob Oleksiak
Net Worth $ 1 million $ 2 million
Last Update 2022

Penelope “Penny” Oleksiak is a Canadian competitive swimmer who specializes in the freestyle and butterfly events.Having won 6 medals at the Summer Olympics, she is Canada’s most decorated Summer Olympian. She is also tied with Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen as Canada’s most decorated Olympian.

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Canadian to win four medals in the same Summer Games and the country’s youngest Olympic champion, with a gold in the 100 m freestyle, a silver in the 100 m butterfly, and two bronzes in the women’s freestyle relays (4×100 m and 4×200 m). With her gold medal win, she became the first athlete born in the 2000s to claim an Olympic gold medal in an individual event.

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Penny Oleksiak Family

Penny Oleksiak Family
Penny Oleksiak Family

Oleksiak is the youngest of five siblings, one of whom is NHL defenceman Jamie Oleksiak,who plays for the Seattle Kraken. The rest of the family also has an athletic tradition: her father, Richard, is from Buffalo, New York and played basketball, football and field athletics and her mother held multiple Scottish Age Group swimming records in freestyle and backstroke.

Older sister Hayley was a rower at Northeastern University, and older brother Jake played college hockey.She attended Monarch Park Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario until leaving at the end of the 2016–17 school year.Oleksiak has a dog named Jagr after hockey player Jaromir Jagr and a cat named Rio.

After learning to swim at a neighbour’s pool, Oleksiak took up the sport at the age of 9 encouraged by her father. She had also taken up gymnastics and competitive dance.

Oleksiak attempted to join several swim clubs in Toronto, but was rejected having trouble swimming the length of pool. She was eventually taken in by coach Gary Nolden at the Toronto Olympian Swim Team where she gained the foundation that started her swimming career.

Penny Oleksiak Husband

Penny Oleksiak is not married yet and she has no any child.There is not ant information available on social media about her relationship status and personal like.

Penny Oleksiak Net Worth

Penelope “Penny” Oleksiak is a Canadian competitive swimmer who specializes in the freestyle and butterfly events who has an estimated Net Worth of $ 1 million $ 2 million in 2022.

Penny Oleksiak Professional Career

First indications of great potential for Oleksiak were identified when, six weeks after fracturing her elbow in a cycle accident, she was still able to win six medals at the 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. This included a gold in the mixed 4 × 100 m freestyle relay; silver in her signature 100 m freestyle event; silver in the 50 and 100 m butterfly; a silver in the 4 × 200 m relay and a bronze in the 4 × 100 m freestyle events.

Penny Oleksiak
Penny Oleksiak

Her next goal was to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as part of the Canadian national team; there she set the Junior world record in qualifying for the 100 m freestyle. After winning the race she said “being able to get the world junior record means quite a bit to me”.Oleksiak also beat Chantal Van Landeghem’s Canadian record in the process; Van Landeghem joined Oleksiak in the 100 and 4 × 100 m freestyle events for the Olympics.

Oleksiak also set the Canadian and World Junior records in the 100 m butterfly en route to the Olympics in that event.Before the Olympics, Oleksiak had risen to 49th in the 100-metre freestyle rankings and 37th in the 100-metre butterfly, and the Canadian Tire analysts appointed her to possibly win a medal in Rio.

In December 2016 Oleksiak participated in the short course world championships in the Canadian city of Windsor. Being her first international competition following the Olympics, in front of her own crowd, Oleksiak was the centre of attentions of fans and media.

Oleksiak’s first competition in 2017 was the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa, Arizona, held in March. Hindered by injuries, she finished fourth in the 100 m freestyle.Oleksiak had troubles with a shoulder injury for most of the year before suffering a concussion when she was hit in the head with a medicine ball in the gym.Despite this she had more success at the Team Canada trials one month later, winning the 100m freestyle and butterfly races and earning spots for both in the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.

In September 2017, Oleksiak was named to Canada’s 2018 Commonwealth Games team.While unsuccessful in the individual races, Oleksiak won three silvers in the relays.Despite qualifying wins at the Canadian Swim Trials, Oleksiak opted not to compete in the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in August, instead resting before resuming training in September.

She would later say this was necessary as a way of dealing with the pressures of fame after the Rio Olympics, having found that “there was a lot of pressure behind my name. It wasn’t really enjoyable for me, and no time was ever really good enough for me.” She subsequently returned to training with Ben Titley at the national team training centre.

Appearing at the Canadian Olympic swim trials for her first proper competition since the pandemic, Oleksiak won the 100 m event with a time of 52.89 seconds, her fastest since the Rio Olympics and the fourth-best women’s 100 m time to that point in the year.

On June 24, 2021, Oleksiak was named to Canada’s 2020 Olympic team.Oleksiak began her Olympics swimming the anchor leg for Canada in the 4×100 m freestyle relay.

The team qualified for the final in third place and when Oleksiak dove in to swim the last 100 m she was behind familiar rival Simone Manuel but managed to overtake her in the last touch for second place to win Canada’s first medal of the games.Oleksiak next competed in the 200 m freestyle, an event she had not participated in during Rio Olympics.

She had the fourth-fastest time in the heats, but only sixth in the semi-finals. In the event final, she set a new personal best time of 1:54.70 to take the bronze medal. This was her sixth Olympic medal, making her the most decorated Summer Olympian in Canadian history, and tying her with Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen for the most Olympic medals won by a Canadian.

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