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Vicki Keith to speak at Pump House Steam Museum

June 7, 2016 -

World-renowned marathon swimmer Vicki Keith will give her Penguins Can Fly presentation  on her inspiring journey at the Pump House Steam Museum on June 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Keith's motivational story speaks of the uncertainty and challenges she has faced in her life and career, as well as the choices she has made to overcome those difficulties. The audience will have the opportunity to learn the value of facing challenges with a positive outlook, and skills on how to achieve success through adversity and hard times.

Holding an unprecedented 16 world swimming records, Keith is the founder of Y Penguin and a member of the Order of Canada and professional coach. She was inducted into Terry Fox Hall of Fame in 1996 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2007.

Throughout her career, Keith has assisted many athletes with disabilities to achieve their dreams and the impossible. She has coached 24 athletes with a disability to the national level in competitive swimming, four athletes to the international level and six athletes to world records in marathon swimming.

The Pump House Steam Museum is at 23 Ontario St. Find out more about  its events and exhibits at SteamMuseum.ca.

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