AP Race Clinics Birthday Special

Where you learn to race, not just swim!

I want to spend my 27th birthday with you! My passion is swimming and inspiring the next generation of swimmers and on the 28th of December I want to spend my birthday with you, putting you through your paces and sharing with you the ways I have managed to become one of the most dominant swimmers in the world. This year has been a huge challenge for everyone, and I want to bring 2021 to a close by spending a day with an inspiring group of young swimmers and my team for the final Race Clinic of the Olympic Year.

Bookings open on 5th November at 8pm GMT!

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28/12/2021 - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire


07:30 - 07:45 Arrival
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
15:00 - 16:30 Photos and Autographs

The Team

Adam Peaty

Olympic Champion, 14 time World Record Holder, Multiple World and European Champion… 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 now acts as one of his support coaches.

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 Adam for over 4 years and is the man in the gym pushing him every day.

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. 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 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 Station

Through the Swim Session Adam and Ed will be putting swimmers through their paces. Being able to deliver your best effort when under pressure is something that is key for any swimmer and through the session Adam and Ed will be challenging swimmers to give their best efforts to chase their goals.

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 to becoming the most dominant swimmer in the world, his challenges through this journey and how he has managed to battle through them. Adam will also providing swimmers and parents an opportunity to ask any questions they may have at the end of his presentation.


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


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 finish the year with one final Race Clinic. This is the second time I will be spending my birthday with the next generation of swimmers and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It's been a whirlwind over the last 2 years, I want to make sure I finish 2021 right and look forward to 2022 with an inspiring group of swimmers. 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