AP Race Clinic Featuring Luke Greenbank

Where you learn to race, not just swim!

On the 16th of April 2023 we are so excited to be holding our second Backstroke AP Race Clinic, following the huge success of our first one in 2022! AP Athlete Luke Greenbank is going to be leading swimmers through the clinic alongside our team of world class experts while he shares his insights and top tips from his journey to become World Champion and double Olympic Medallist! The day will include a Swim Station, a Racing Edge Station, a Strength and Conditioning Station and also our signature Parent Support Station.

We have created the ultimate day to give you the best opportunity to develop as a swimmer and develop your backstroke skills alongside a World Champion and Olympic Medallist!

Bookings open on 11th December at 6pm GMT!

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16/04/2023 - Harrogate, Yorkshire


07:30 - 07:45 Athlete Sign In
07:45 - 08:00 Introduction
08:00 - 08:15 Move to Station 1
08:15 - 09:45 Station 1
09:45 - 10:00 Move to Station 2
10:00 - 11:30 Station 2
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch and Move to Station 3
12:30 - 14:00 Station 3
14:00 - 14:15 Move to Presentation
14:15 - 15:00 Presentation and Q&A
15:00 - 16:30 Photos and End of Clinic

The Team

Luke Greenbank

As a veteran backstroker, securing medals and national records at both junior and senior level, including most recently the Olympics and World Championships, Luke is the most successful 200m backstroke swimmer Great Britain has ever had.

Ed Baxter

As well as being the co-founder of AP, during his time of swimming, Ed was a British Record Holder and Youth Commonwealth Games Champion. He is now also a support coach to Adam Peaty's training group.

Rob Norman

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. Rob has worked with some of the world's top swimmers for over six years.

Kevin Pickard

Kevin is a very experienced sports professional with a background as an athlete, coach and talent developer. He's 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.

Tom Bates

For nearly two decades Tom has been studying and applying his knowledge of performance psychology all over the world through various different sports. Tom has a way of engaging every swimmer that he speaks to so you feel like you are on the edge of your seat with his revolutionary ideas of how you can unlock your mind to help them get the most out of the pool.

There will also be a number of support staff including team managers and media representatives.

Clinic Content

Swim Session

Backstroke is a very technical stroke which requires the perfect balance of a strong leg kick and also a powerful efficient pull. Luke has always had a really efficient, controlled and powerful stroke which has been key to his incredible success.

The pool session consists of two parts: “free swimming” focussing entirely on the stroke, will be led by Luke and an underwater and turn station, which will be led by Ed.

Gym Session

Gym work is vital to a swimming programme and as the expert in swimming specific gym work, Rob can offer unique insights in this area. Through the session Rob will take the swimmers through a session that will put them through their paces and all exercises that are massively beneficial for the development of backstroke.

Racing Edge Station

The Racing Edge Station will be led by Tom. This station will be focused around how swimmers transition from good to great, working on the finer details that are always forgotten but sometimes the most critical. One of AP's favourite quotes is… “the mind is the athlete, the body simply the means”. Tom will be helping swimmers to master their minds to get the most out of their performances.

Parent Support Station

As a swimming parent, you want your child to be the best they can be but it's often hard to find the right balance between wanting to help your swimmers achieve their best results but ensuring they are having the best experience possible on their swimming journey. Whilst the swimmers are at the Racing Edge Station, the parents of those swimmers are welcome to attend this station where Kev will be running a workshop and open Q&A to support you on your swimming journey as a swimming parent.

Presentation and Q&A

To round off the day Luke will be delivering a presentation, focusing in on his journey from transitioning from junior to senior swimming, to having a challenging experience at Commonwealth Games to being crowned a World Champion and winning two Olympic medals. A swimmer's journey will have both ups and downs and Luke will be sharing his personal experiences of this journey.

Luke will also providing swimmers and parents an opportunity to ask any questions they may have at the end of his presentation.


To attend a clinic, you must be aged between 8-17, age will be based off the day of clinic you wish to attend.

Spaces at each clinic are limited, will be in line with current COVID-19 regulations at the time of the event and the whole booking process will take place through the Swimming Events website. To save time when booking we would encourage you make a Swimming Events account and add your swimmers to your profile at your earliest convenience. Just visit swimming.events to get started.

The full day experience per swimmer is £195 inclusive of both VAT and booking fees. Please see full T&C's on our website. For more information visit clinics.aprace.club.

Spectating & Photography

Parents are welcome to attended and watch the day as it unfolds (where seating availability permits). Although parents are more than welcome to watch we request you don't interact with the swimmers (including your own child) whilst the swimmers are at stations.

Please note photography and filming by spectators is strictly prohibited during the clinics for child protection purposes in line with facility policies. However, there will be an opportunity at the end of the clinic for parents and swimmers to take pictures with Adam. There will also be an official photographer onsite at each clinic and these shots will be available to purchase after the event through SmugMug.

2022 was the first time I had led my own Race Clinic and with how successful our first Backstroke Clinic was, I am absolutely buzzing to get up to Harrogate in April and meet more aspiring athletes. I started my swimming career in the North of England and to be returning there to inspire the next generation is a real privilege.
The Race Clinic will be not long after the conclusion of the trials for the 2023 World Championships in Japan, so I will still be in Race Mode, ready to help all the swimmers that are there become better racers and ultimately, Better Than Yesterday.
- Luke Greenbank OLY