8 September 2022
As well as this, 12 coaches from three local swim clubs and Berkhamsted School received first-hand training from Adam Peaty’s skilled team.
The day began with an introduction in the Centenary Theatre, where Adam Peaty greeted the 100 swimmers and their families to give an overview of the days activities. From there, the children took part in three stations; the Swim Station, Gym Station and Racing Edge Station.
At the Swim Station, Adam led a session on “free swimming”, focusing solely on the stroke and how technique plays a major part in your success. Meanwhile, Ed Baxter, cofounder of the AP Race Clinic, led the second part of the station, looking at maximising distance and power in every stroke.
Adam’s gym coach of four years led the Gym Station, giving the swimmers an insight into swimming specific gym work. This was complemented by the Racing Edge Station, which allowed the swimmers to learn how to master their minds whilst racing.
The parents of the children were able to get involved too. The Parent Support Station allowed parents to ask questions on how to create the best experience for their children as they develop as swimmers.
It will not only be the 100 swimmers there on the day who will benefit from the expertise and passion of Adam and his race clinic team. Thanks to the new coaching skills that the 12 coaches in attendance – from Berkhamsted, Tring and Hemel swim clubs and Berkhamsted School – gained during the day, many other aspiring young swimmers will be able to experience elements of the way that Adam trains.
The day finished with a Q&A and a chance for photographs and signing with Adam.
Adam Peaty commented:
“From the whole team and I, we just wanted to say a massive thank you for attending the AP Race Clinic today. Your energy was ELECTRIC, I hope you take the same energy into the 2022/2023 season just as I am!”
Thank you to Adam Peaty and his team. The day will leave a real legacy as the knowledge gained by the swimmers and coaches is handed on to the next generation of swimmers.