Olympic Champion Adam Peaty MBE is the only swimmer in history to hold all major global championships at the same time, dominating men's international Breaststroke.
Adam grew up in his family home in Uttoxeter and continues to live in the local area with his supportive family nearby. Adam’s passion for swimming began aged 10 when a school swimming gala led to him joining Dove Valley Swimming Club. At 14 he trialed for City of Derby where coach Melanie Marshall saw something special in his style of breaststroke.
Since 2014 Adam has dominated the swimming world over the 50 and 100 meter breaststroke. Adam currently holds 17 of the top 20 fastest times ever in the 100m breaststroke and is the current Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Champion. Adam’s impressive tally of World Championship gold medals is now eight, having defended his 50m and 100m breaststroke double in Gwangju in 2019, breaking his own world record in the 100m by setting a time of 56.88 and in doing so becoming the first ever swimmer sub 57 seconds. Adam went one step further at the International Swimming League in 2020 setting a new World Record in the 100m Breaststroke with a time of 55:49 and a week later an even quicker time of 55:41. The firm favourite heading into the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Adam became the first British swimmer ever to retain an Olympic title and also formed part of the mixed medley team who won gold and set a new World Record in the process.
Adam is passionate about swimming and a true inspiration to those just beginning their journey. In addition to training for his next Olympic Games in Rio at Loughborough University, Adam has launched AP Race Clinics, a unique concept created to provide support to the next generation of racers. He is also a member of the London Roar, part of the International Swimming League. Adam’s biggest passion out of the pool is his cars. He’s also a keen follower of fashion, enjoys a huge mix of music and loves his tattoos. Adam became a father for the first time in 2020 and the arrival of baby George-Anderson means Sundays are family time.
Adam is partnered with Visa, DFS, Arena, Castore, Jacuzzi and Cupra.
People talk about sacrifices, how many times you turn down going clubbing or going to the pub. It’s not a sacrifice. It’s a choice. You make two choices in life, one that makes you faster, one that makes you slower. I choose faster.