AP Race Clinics 2021 Tour

Where you learn to race, not just swim!

After the huge success of the first Race Clinics tour in 2019, this coming August AP Race Clinics is progressing to new heights with its UK Tour. Within weeks of returning home from the Tokyo 202(1) Olympic Games, Adam and his team will be delivering the second UK tour of the Race Clinics which includes ten locations around the country.

The team has created the ultimate inspirational day bringing together support for both athletes and parents to have the best experience possible on their swimming journey. Across an entire day, swimmers will participate in three incredible stations led by four of our world-class team, that you can find out more about below. Swimmers will spend time honing their skills in the pool as well as building those fundamental land skills that has helped Adam become the athlete that he is. Swimmers will also have a session with Adam’s performance psychologist and will enter "the mind gym", sharpening up their mental skills to become a more focussed and driven racer.

Alongside the three swimmer stations, there is a new addition for the 2021 tour for parents, taking place whilst the swimmers are in the Racing Edge station, with the aim of giving parents some supportive insights from the world of swimming and athlete development. Everyone will then come together for the final part of the day where Adam will explore his journey up to 2021 as well give swimmers and parents the chance to ask any questions they may have and there will be time at the end of the day for each and every swimmer to get a photo and some autographs with Adam.

Bookings now open!

21/08/2021 - Livingston, Scotland
22/08/2021 - Edinburgh, Scotland
23/08/2021 - Harrogate, Yorkshire
24/08/2021 - Workington, Cumbria
25/08/2021 - Repton, Derbyshire
26/08/2021 - Newport, Wales
27/08/2021 - Bath, Somerset
28/08/2021 - Strood, Kent
29/08/2021 - Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
30/08/2021 - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

The Team

Adam Peaty

Olympic Champion, 13 time World Record Holder, Multiple World and European Champion, Captain of the London Roar ISL Team… there is no one better to be leading the pool session.

Ed Baxter

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 as a swimmer that favours short course, he will be running the second pool station.

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.

Kevin Pickard

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.

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. Adam has worked with Tom for a number of 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.

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

Clinic Content

Swim Station

Breaststroke is a highly technical stroke. From the dive, to your fingertips touching the wall, perfecting your technique is critical to success in the pool. Adam's stroke is totally unique, and he believes this is a major key to his success. The pool session consists of two parts: "free swimming" focussing entirely on the stroke, will be led by Adam and turn/finish looking at the rotation speed and spotting walls, which will be led by Ed.

Gym Station

The Gym session will be led by Rob. Gym work is vital to a swimming programme and as the expert in swimming specific gym work Rob can offer unique insights. Rob has been Adam's gym coach for over four years and has been key to his success over recent years.

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 Adam’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 Adam will be delivering a presentation, focusing in on his journey between the Rio 2016 Olympics and the Tokyo 202(1) Olympics. This period included a postponed Olympic Games, becoming a father and two seasons of the ISL as well as much much more. Adam will be sharing his biggest learn experiences do far on his journey and also providing swimmers and parents an opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

Merchandise

AP Race Clinics is launching its own merchandise range for the 2021 clinics in collaboration with Castore. Items will be available for pre-order prior to the clinics. There will also be a selection of sample items at each clinic and where attendees can try on and sample the merchandise before ordering. To avoid disappointment please pre-order where possible.

Every attendee will be gifted exclusive 2021 Race Clinics items which will be revealed as we approach the tour.

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, will be held in line with current COVID-19 regulations at the time of the event.

The 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 £219 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.

I'm so excited to bring the Race Clinics back again with my team, we were devastated to have to postpone the clinics in 2020 but we are ready to hold the best inspirational athlete tour the UK has ever seen.
It's been a long journey since my first Olympic Games. To be able to share this story and the experiences I have had along the journey face to face with the next generation of up and coming swimmers is going to be massively rewarding for myself and also for my team.
- Adam Peaty MBE