Learned to swim at age 9 because she enjoyed swimming in the backyard with friends
Trains every day, sometimes twice a day, in the pool or in the weight room
She's really tall - standing at 6'1" (186 cm)
Her grey blankie is her good luck charm and she travels with it wherever she goes
Older brother Jamie is a defenseman with the Dallas Stars
Penny has gone from not swimming to being one of Canada’s fastest swimmers in 5 years.
Snagged 6 medals at the 2015 FINA World Junior; won silver for 50m butterfly, 100m butterfly, and 100m freestyle.
"To go with those three girls I train with every day helped me so much. I wasn’t expecting myself to go as fast as that, but those three girls really helped me through it." (from Swimming Canada)