Sports Coaching

Tom's Work With Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty, MBE (born 28 December 1994) is a British competitive swimmer who specialises in the breaststroke. He has represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games. He won the gold medal in the 100 metre breaststroke at the 2016 Olympics, the first by a male British swimmer in 24 years. He is the current holder of the world record in 50 metre and 100 metre breaststroke events.
Tom Bates is the author of The Future Coach book and courses

BY TOM BATES
The Future Coach
Friday 7 August 2020
Peaty is the 2016 Olympic Champion, an eight-time World Champion, a twelve-time European Champion and a three-time Commonwealth Champion.

He has broken world records 11 times and currently holds two world records in the 50 metre and 100 metre breaststroke events, becoming the first man to swim under 26 seconds for the 50 metre breaststroke and the first to swim the 100 metre breaststroke under both 58 and 57 seconds.

He is the first swimmer ever to win both sprint breaststroke events at the same World championships, and the most successful British swimmer in a single World Championships.

He is one of only three swimmers, with David Wilkie and Rebecca Adlington, to have won gold medals at all four major international events (Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games), and the only swimmer to win all four major gold medals in the same single event at the same time, a feat he completed in winning the 100 metre breaststroke at the 2016 Olympics.

Peaty is a six-time European swimmer of the year which he has won consecutively from 2014 to 2019, and also a two-time World swimmer of the year in 2015 and 2018

After working with Adam for the last couple of years with British Swimming, I was delighted to receive the call to join his team.

Adam is a fierce competitor who has shown time and time again what a strong and powerful mindset can achieve. He is the very best in the world at what he does and I am privileged to work with him.

I recently accepted an invitation from Adam Peaty to join his racing team AP + sharing some mindset techniques and strategies designed to help other swimmers and coaches train and perform at their peak.

It’s testament to the great trust that we have built together Adam has asked me to lead the Psychology section of AP +

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