(Video Interview) Penny Oleksiak Reflects on Life Two Years Post-Rio

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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At the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Atlanta, Penny Oleksiak finished third in the 100 fly, fourth in the 200 free and ninth in the 100 free. During Saturday morning’s prelims session, Oleksiak discussed her meet and her life since the Olympics and looked ahead to next month’s Commonwealth Games.

Oleksiak explained how she has regained more normalcy in her life than she ever had in the post-Olympic year, but she discussed some of the other difficulties she has dealt with, including some recent health issues. She also explained why she’s focusing more than ever on the 200 free and discussed the impressive swims put up by her Canadian teammate Taylor Ruck in Atlanta.

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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