Adam Peaty is the breaststroke GOAT
Olympic champion Adam Peaty OBE is the only swimmer in history to hold all major global championships simultaneously and is the first British swimmer to ever retain their Olympic title. As of 2022, he holds 19 of the top 20 fastest times ever swam for the 100 metre breaststroke and has broken that World Record 14 times.
As a boy, Adam was afraid of water, not overcoming his fear until his late teens. He is undoubtedly now a leader in the sport; he is an Olympic record holder, eight-time World Champion, sixteen-time European Champion and three-time Commonwealth Champion.
Adam is a remarkable athlete, inspiring man and popular speaker on his swimming experiences and his sporting and wellbeing knowledge.
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Adam Peaty’s first major swimming success came when he took part in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He won gold in the 100-metre breaststroke and the medley relay, as well as a silver in the 50 metres. This continued at the European Championships of the same year, where he won four golds and was a driving force behind Team GB’s best European performance in history.
He continued this success in 2015 when he set a world record in the 100 metres at the British Championships, becoming the first man to ever swim it under 58 seconds; he set a new world record in the 50 metres at the World Championships; and successfully defended his titles to win another four medals at the 2016 European Championships.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he won the 100-metre breaststroke, smashing his own world record in the meantime, followed by a silver medal in the 4 x 100-metre medley relay. He then won three golds at the 2017 World Championships, breaking another of his world records.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games saw him successfully defend his 100-metre title, and the silver in the 50 metres and 4 x 100 medley relay; he then took home four golds in the European Championship, becoming the first-ever British three-time quadruple champion. In 2019, he defended his 50 metre and 100-metre titles at the World Championships, again breaking his own record, also claiming gold in the men’s 4 x 100-metre relay and bronze in the mixed 4 x 100-metre medley relay.
In 2020, he broke the 100-metre short course world record twice within just two weeks at the International Swimming League contest; he then retained his Olympic title at the Tokyo Olympic Games, won gold in the mixed medley team and silver in the men’s medley relay. At the 2021 British Swimming trials, he won the 100-metre breaststroke, giving him the 20 fastest times ever swam in the event, and just a month later, he claimed another four golds at the European Championships.
In 2019, Adam launched the AP Race Clinics, with an aim to revolutionise swimming clinics by teaching young swimmers how to race. He took the clinics across the UK, providing people with the tools and skills to improve their swimming techniques and the mental side of racing. The clinic also includes AP Race Plus which aims to help you get the most out of your personal swimming journey and beat the competition and AP Race Legacy which helps to inspire the future generations of swimmers.
In recognition of his inspiring contribution to Great Britain’s medal hauls, Adam was awarded the FINA award for Best Male Swimming Performance of 2015 and 2016, the Ligue Européenne de Natation Award in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2021, Male World Swimmer of the Year from Swimming World Magazine in 2015 and 2018, and Male European Swimmer of the Year for six consecutive years. In 2017 he was awarded an MBE for services to swimming, which was upgraded to an OBE in 2022 for services to swimming and mental health.
As a public speaker, Adam explores the mental side of being an elite athlete, and the determination and resilience that comes with it. He presents up and down the country to intimate gatherings or larger corporate events, sharing his experience of being a top athlete in the public eye.
– Drive and Determination
– British Swimming
– Team GB
– Summer and Winter Olympics
– Peak Performance
Adam is an expert in what it takes to be an elite athlete and he uses his experiences to inspire others, to teach them how to deal with pressure and the importance of keeping calm during stressful situations in order to achieve your top goals.