Published: Tuesday, 31st August 2021

Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty MBE returned to Medway last week to teach young swimmers the secrets to his success. 

Fresh from the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Olympic champion Adam and his team are running prestigious race clinics in 10 locations across the country, including at Medway’s Council’s sports centre in Strood on Saturday, 28 August.

Adam won the first British gold medal of the summer Olympics in the 100m breaststroke. He also became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title.

Children aged eight to 17 had a unique opportunity to gain insight into Adam’s career as an Olympic Champion and world record holder.

This was the second time Adam has visited Medway and lucky swimmers were able to learn the art of breaststroke from the very best.

Adam is an inspiration to many young swimmers

Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services, said: “We were pleased to welcome Adam Peaty and his team back to Medway as part of their national race clinic tour. Adam is an inspiration to many young swimmers and it was fantastic to meet him and congratulate him on his recent Olympic success. Medway has fantastic sporting facilities and has produced some great sporting stars. We are committed to ensuring our children and young people achieve their full potential and hosting the race clinic in Strood supports our aspiration to become a Child-Friendly City, putting young people at the heart of everything we do.”

Strood Sports Centre boasts a bright reception area, a large fitness suite and gym to create a modern and inviting space for local people to enjoy and keep fit and healthy.  

Medway is home to competitive swimming clubs, triathlon groups and plenty of keen swimmers who enjoy all of the exceptional facilities Medway has to offer, including an outdoor lido at the Strand in Gillingham.

Medway's excellent sporting facilities support the area's bid to become UK City of Culture 2025

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