Adam Peaty

Age: 26
Hometown: Uttoxeter
Sport: Swimming

He may be seen as a global superstar now, and rightly so. But this World-class athlete began his journey as a very normal teenager from the Midlands.

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Adam's story in pictures

A babe in arms

A babe in arms

Even at an early age, Adam had his eyes fixed on the prize but it was his mum who first pushed him to go to swimming lessons.

A very normal childhood

A very normal childhood

Messing about with his siblings, holidays at the seaside. In his own words he had a very normal but happy childhood, nothing out of the ordinary.

A fish not of out of water

A fish not of out of water

Once he’d started lessons he quickly became “hooked”.

Expert coaching

Expert coaching

Over the years the coaching Adam received both from his local club through to his long relationship with Mel Marshall, he has honed every aspect of his stroke.

Family man

Family man

No matter what his success, Adam never strays too far from home, and whether it’s his connection to his own parents and grandparents or his young and burgeoning family, his family ties remain strong.

Steely focus

Steely focus

Wherever his life takes him there is no getting away from what drives him, wherever Adam goes, success will always follow.

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