The Ultimate AP Race Clinic - Exclusively at the London Aquatics Centre

On the 23rd of October 2022 you can have the Ultimate AP Race Clinic experience where swimmers will warm up, learn the winners walk, prime their bodies and have their chance to perform in one of the most iconic Olympic venues in the world.

The swimmers will be led by our AP Athletes Adam Peaty OBE, Luke Greenbank OLY and Sydney Pickrem OLY. Between our AP Athletes they have a total of eight Olympic medals, multiple World Championship Titles, numerous World Records and this is YOUR chance to meet them and be coached by them!

Bookings open on Sunday 12th June at 18:00 (BST)!

07:00 - 10:00 23/10/2022
London Aquatics Centre
8-17 years old

10:00 - 13:00 23/10/2022
London Aquatics Centre
8-17 years old

13:00 - 16:00 23/10/2022
London Aquatics Centre
8-17 years old

16:00 - 19:00 23/10/2022
London Aquatics Centre
16 years old and over

Please note that each clinic has it's own specific time slot on the day. Please ensure that you book onto the clinic that you wish to attend.

The Team

The clinic will be led by our AP Athletes and supported by our world class team of experts, this is the first time all AP Athletes and the AP Team have come together to deliver a clinic as one!

Adam Peaty OBE

Triple Olympic Champion, 14x World Record Holder and Multiple World, European and Commonwealth Champion. Adam is the most dominant swimmer in history, there is no one better to teach swimmers how to stand behind the block with complete confidence.

Luke Greenbank OLY

As a junior swimmer Luke had a hugely successful career however when transitioning to the senior ranks, he had a number of bumpy years. Now, he is a World Champion, double Olympic Medallist and multiple British Record Holder. Luke is going to be sharing his knowledge of how to have complete confidence regardless of past performances.

Sydney Pickrem OLY

As a World Champion Sydney knows how to stand behind the blocks knowing that “today is her day”. She knows she still hasn't had her best swim and having that confidence as a swimmer who has already performed at the highest level is very rare.

Tom Bates

When it comes to Performance Psychology in the competitive area, there is no one better to pass on knowledge than Tom. Having worked with Adam and Luke, Tom knows exactly how to put the skills of performance psychology into play in the swimming pool and deliver the best performances in the world.

Rob Norman

Having guided both Adam and Luke through their dry land program over the last five years, Rob is one of the highest performing Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the world. After being a vital member of the team at the 2021 Olympic Games, Rob knows how to get athletes ready to race minutes out from the biggest performances of their lives.

Clinic Content

The Ultimate Race Clinic is all based around swimmers learning to produce their best results when it comes to race day.

Swimmers will go through a warm up led by the AP Team; this will be a race warm up designed to get swimmers prepared and ready to race. Often, swimmers arrive at the competitive arena and don't know how to warm up properly, the team will be sharing their secrets as to how they warm up before achieving Olympic success.

After the pool warm up swimmers will put on their poolside clothes and go through call room psychology and the “Winners Walk” training which is designed to make sure that when swimmers walk out to perform, they have no doubt and no fear.

A Dry land warm up is a key part of a swimmer's competition schedule, the final station is going to be “priming”. Swimmers will go through a dry land pre-race routine that is designed to get the swimmers body primed and ready to perform at their peak level.

Finally, swimmers will be introduced onto poolside with a special entrance in front of the Olympic crowd and have their chance to perform in one of the most iconic aquatic venues in the world.

Location & Timetable

Throughout the day there are four separate clinics - each one lasting three hours. Please see below the individual clinic times:

  • Clinic 1: 07:00 - 10:00 for swimmers 8-17 years old
  • Clinic 2: 10:00 - 13:00 for swimmers 8-17 years old
  • Clinic 3: 13:00 - 16:00 for swimmers 8-17 years old
  • Clinic 4: 16:00 - 19:00 for swimmers 16 years old or over

All clinics will take place at the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, Stratford. All detailed timelines will be sent to swimmers prior to the events taking place.

Booking

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 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 £149 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 and spectators are encouraged to watch the whole clinic; you are the Olympic crowd in the Olympic Stadium! Although we encourage spectating at the clinic, we request you don't interact with the swimmers (including your own child) whilst the swimmers are at the stations.

Please note photography and filming by spectators is strictly prohibited during the clinics for child protection purposes in line with facility policies. There will be a number of official photographers and videographers onsite at each clinic and these shots will be available to purchase after the event through SmugMug.

Please note at this clinic there isn't an opportunity to request signatures from the team however all attendees will receive a signed card from each of the AP Athletes on arrival at the clinic.

I have loved every Race Clinic I've ever hosted, from my summer tour all the way to my special edition Birthday Race Clinic but now it's time to step up a gear and bring the whole team together to deliver one ultimate experience. I'm so proud to have Luke and Sydney as AP Athletes and I can't wait to work together as a team to help all swimmers become Better Than Yesterday.
- Adam Peaty OBE
Becoming the first ever AP Athlete was amazing but now it's time to help the next generation of athletes and share my experiences of a very up and down swimming journey. It can be tough when you have had a challenging period, but taking small steps make it so much easier and remaining positive is the most important thing... remember all you need to do is be Better Than Yesterday.
- Luke Greenbank OLY
As a Canadian Olympic medallist, I am so excited to come to the UK with the AP Team and show y'all how it is done! I can't wait to get onto poolside for my first ever AP Race Clinic and bring the energy that swimmers need when they have one chance to perform. When trying to deliver Olympic success it can seem like a massive challenge but the only thing you should be striving towards is becoming Better Than Yesterday.
- Sydney Pickrem OLY