On Thursday 10 August, a very special swimming event came to Volair in Huyton. Triple Olympic Champion swimmer, Adam Peaty brought his AP Race Clinic tour to the leisure centre as one of only five venues hosting the clinics across the UK this summer.
Young swimmers, their parents, and coaches had the opportunity to come and meet the man behind the medals, enjoying a world class experience with Adam and his team for a whole day.
Throughout the day, swimmers and their families had specialist coaching which consisted of a number of different ‘stations’; firstly, a swim station made up of two groups; a breaststroke technique station led by Adam himself and a breaststroke pull out station lead by Youth Commonwealth Champion British Champion & Record Holder Ed Baxter.
The second station was lead by Adam’s gym coach, Rob Norman. This land station focused on body weight exercises and improving swimming specific pathways.
The final station was the “Racing Edge Station” which focussed on the mental side of racing and how the elite swimmers get the winning edge.
For the parents, there was a special parent’s support station where insights were shared from the teams’ combined experiences as well as a chance for any swimming related topics to be explored and discussed.
The team also offered coaches of clubs local to the clinics the chance to come in for the entire day for free and receive mentoring from one of the leading senior coaches in the UK.
To round off the day for everyone, Adam gave a presentation on his journey through swimming, the lessons he has learnt, how he has managed to retain unparalleled levels of success for so long and all about his pursuit of becoming ‘Better Than Yesterday’.
Cllr Graham Morgan, the Leader of Knowsley Council said: “How fantastic that Adam brought his prestigious race clinic to Knowsley. It’s a fantastic opportunity for young competitive swimmers from across the Liverpool City Region to learn from the best and increase their chances of being the swimming stars of the future.
“And it’s testament to the fantastic facilities that we have here in Knowsley that an event of this calibre can be hosted here.”
About AP Race Clinics:
The AP Race Clinics were founded in 2019, with the aim of inspiring swimmers, parents, and coaches on their journey through the sport of swimming. In 2023 alone, the wider AP Race Team will interact with over 10,000 swimmers, parents, and coaches.
The AP Race Clinics Team
Triple Olympic Champion, 14-time World Record Holder, Multiple World and European Champion… there is no one better to be leading you in the pool.
During his career, Ed was Youth Commonwealth Champion, Multiple British Champion & Record Holder as well as being English Senior Short Course Champion all over the 200-meter breaststroke. Ed was Adam’s training partner for 5 years and now acts as one of his support coaches through the clinic Ed will be running the second pool station.
Rob is a very experienced swimming specific Strength and Conditioning Coach who has a wealth of knowledge around how to best compliment the meters done in the pool with a truly World Class Dry Land Programme.
Kevin is a very experienced sports professional with a background as an athlete, coach and talent developer. He has worked across over 100 clubs and supported 1000s of parents. Kev takes the lessons learned through working with some of the world’s best athletes and feeds that information back down to all levels of the sport to ensure athletes, parents and coaches have the tools needed for the ups and downs of the sporting journey.
For nearly two decades Tom has been studying and applying his knowledge of performance psychology all over the world through various sports. Adam has worked with Tom for several years and really engages with his unique mentality towards performing and winning. Tom has a way of engaging everyone that he speaks to so you feel like you are on the edge of your seat with his revolutionary ideas of how swimmers can unlock their minds to help them get the most out of the pool.
You can find out more about the Race Clinics at: https://clinics.aprace.club/
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