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2020 How Penny Oleksiak navigated some rough water to become better ...
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Barnes: Swimmer Penny Oleksiak navigated some rough water to become happier athlete and person | Swimmer's Daily
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March 19, 2020— It was late July 2018 and Penny Oleksiak needed a mental reset, not a trip to the Pan Pacific Championships, for which she had just qualified during trials in Edmonton. So the Toronto-based swimmer who burst onto the scene so famously at the Rio Olympics two years earlier sought out Swimming Canada’s high performance director John Atkinson. She had a request, a plan and a definite need. “It was obvious to me at that point that she did need a break,” Atkinson said. “She needed to take that time to be ready to re-commit in September of 2018 to rejoining the high performance centre in O ...

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