Adam Peaty Biography

Adam Peaty

Quick Facts About Adam Peaty

Celebrated Name Adam Peaty
Age 26 Years
Nick Name Adam
Birth Name Adam George Peaty
Birth Date 1994-12-28
Gender Male
Profession Swimmer
Nationality British
Place Of Birth Uttoxeter, England
Birth Nation England
Ethnicity British-white
Religion Christian
Race White
Horoscope Capricorn
Father Mark Peaty
Mother Caroline Peaty
Siblings 3
College / University Painsley Catholic College
Marital Status Married
Girlfriend Eirianedd Munro
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Swimming career
Net Worth $1 million to $5 million
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb)
Body Type Athletic
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown
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Adam George Peaty, a versatile British competitive swimmer who specializes in breaststroke is professionally known as Adam Peaty. He burst onto the international swimming scene in 2014, winning four gold medals at the LEN European Aquatics Championships and three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. That year, he was also nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Adam set the World Record in the 50-meter breaststroke with a time of 26.62 seconds in August 2014. He is the 2016 Olympic champion and 2020 Olympic champion, an eight-time World Champion, a sixteen-time European Champion, and a three-time Commonwealth Champion. Moreover, Adam became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title in July 2021. He also began a YouTube channel on 1st April 2016, to which he published a number of videos; the first one on 14th April 2017 answered some common questions about himself.

Adam Peaty makes British history by defending Olympic swimming crown

Adam Peaty labeled his achievement in becoming the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title an "immortal moment" after claiming gold in the 100m breaststroke on Monday. "It doesn't matter what happens, these moments are immortal," Peaty said after his latest Olympic triumph. "I will take these moments for the rest of my life." Peaty has broken the world record five times in total and also won the 100m breaststroke at the past three world championships.

"I believe I've been given a gift and that's why in the last 25 meters I can find something no one else has got," he said. "I don't want this gift to be wasted." "I don't think people at home will understand the amount that goes into this swim," said Peaty. "You can lose at the last moment. It's like going for a promotion and trying to prove yourself in 56 seconds. You can easily lose it. I know the effort the team has put in." "No-one thinks about times. It would have been amazing to finish on a world record," he said. "It's not about the time, it's about the race. No one races better than me."

British competitive swimmer, Adam Peaty

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Famous For

  • Being a British competitive swimmer.
  • For winning four gold medals at the LEN European Aquatics Championships and three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games.

What is Adam Peaty Real Name?

Adam Peaty was born with the real name of Adam George Peaty on 28th December 1994 in Uttoxeter, England. He is British by nationality and British-white by ethnicity. Similarly, his religion is Christian and his race is white. Adam has celebrated his 26th birthday as of 2020 and as per his birthdate, his star sign is Capricorn. He is the son of his father, Mark Peaty, and his mother Caroline Peaty. He also has three siblings.

Moving to Adam's education, he attended St Josephs Catholic Primary School in Uttoxeter, Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle, and Derby College.

What does Adam Peaty do for a living?

  • Adam Peaty kicks off his career by joining Dove Valley Swimming Club in Uttoxeter when he was nine, and began to win races and setting club records by the time he was twelve.
  • He was coached by Melanie Marshall at the City of Derby swimming club in 2009.
  • His first senior event was the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships where he achieved three personal best times in the three breaststroke events.
  • He later entered four events: the 50-meter breaststroke, the 100-meter breaststroke, the 200-meter breaststroke, and the 4 × 100-meter medley relay at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • He qualified fastest out of the heats in the 50-meter breaststroke, setting a new Commonwealth Games record, before winning his semi-final to qualify second fastest for the final. He eventually finished second in the final with a time of 26.78", 0.02 seconds behind South African Cameron van der Burgh. He also won gold in the 4 x 100-meter medley relay with his team of Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Barrett and Adam Brown.
  • He set his first-ever world record at the 2014 European Championships and he then clocked a new world-record time of 26.62" in the semi-final after winning his heat of the 50-metre breaststroke.
  • He set a second world record as part of the final of the 4 × 100-metre mixed medley relay with a time of 3':44.02" as well as he also won the gold in the 100-metre breaststroke after winning all 3 of his races and the gold in the 4 x 100-metre medley relay.
  • As well, he rounded off his year with three silver medals in 50-metre breaststroke in the 2014 World Short Course Championships, 100-metre breaststroke and the 4 x 50-metre mixed medley relay, but again didn't qualify for the final of the 200-metre breaststroke.
  • His rise continued in 2015, breaking the world record for 100 metres breaststroke at the British Championships and World Trials by almost half a second. His time of 57.92 seconds made him the first man to go under 58 seconds for the event. He was also qualified for all three breaststroke events at the 2015 World Aquatic Championships.
  • Adam became a World Champion for the first time at the 2015 World Championships as well as he won gold in the 100 metre breaststroke after winning both his heat and semi-final in new championship records before beating Cameron van der Burgh in the final.
  • He added a third gold with a win in the 4 × 100-metre mixed medley relay with a new world-record time along with Walker-Hebborn and he also rounded off his year by winning two silver medals at the 2015 European Short Course Swimming Championships in the 50-metre breaststroke and 100-metre breaststroke events.
  • Adam retained both of his individual titles in the 50-metre breaststroke and the 100-metre breaststroke at the 2016 European Championships held in London and also retained both of his relay titles winning the 4 × 100-metre medley relay with Walker-Hebborn.
  • He only competed in the 100-metre breaststroke in the individual events as 50-metre breaststroke was not an Olympic swimming event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

Adam became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title in July 2021

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  • He broke his own world record with a time of 57.55 seconds in the heats and then won his semi-final and went on to win the final, breaking the new world record that he himself had set in the heats, and winning Team GB's first gold medal of the 2016 Olympics on 7th August 2016, winning with a time of 57.13 seconds.
  • He won a further silver medal in the 4 × 100-metre medley relay with Walker-Hebborn, Guy and Scott
  • Later, Adam retained his 100-metre breaststroke title at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships and broke his own world record twice in the 50-metre breaststroke and he recorded 26.10 seconds in the heats, and in the semi-final, he became the first man to break 26 seconds and won in 25.95 seconds.
  • He won a further silver in the 4 × 100-metre medley relay at the World Championship and he also won a bronze medal in the 50-metre breaststroke with a personal best time and setting a new British record at the 2017 European Short Course Swimming Championships.
  • Then he went on to win gold in the 100-metre breaststroke setting a new European record in the process which was his first-ever gold medal at a short course event.
  • Adam defended his 100-metre breaststroke title at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning in a time of 58.84 seconds after setting a games record time in the semi-final of 58.59.
  • He also helped his England team win a silver medal in the 4 × 100-metre medley relay.
  • He once again defended his European title in the 100-metre breaststroke at the 2018 European Championships, beating his own world record with a time recorded as 57.00 seconds, which was corrected to 57.10" the next day.
  • Peaty held the eleven best times in history for the 50-metre breaststroke and the fourteen best times in the 100-metre breaststroke at the end of the European Championships.
  • As well, he broke his own world record in the semi-final of the 100-metre breaststroke with a time of 56.88" at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, and became the first man to break 57 seconds in the event.
  • He won the gold in the 50 metre breaststroke for the third time, completing the triple-double at the World Championships and also he won a bronze in the 4 × 100 metres mixed medley relay with Davies, Guy and Anderson.
  • Peaty made this his most successful world championships yet after winning his third gold in the 4 × 100-metre medley relay and competed in the inaugural season of the International Swimming League in 2019.
  • Also, he was chosen as team captain for London Roar and helped his team reach the grand final in Las Vegas in which they finished in second place.
  • Peaty competed as part of the London Roar team on 15th November 2020, at the International Swimming League meet in Budapest. He broke the world record for the short-course 100m breaststroke with a time of 55.49 seconds in the semi-final, which was his first-ever world record in short course meters.
  • Then he beat his own world record time in the 100m breaststroke one week later, swimming 55.41 seconds in the final.
  • Peaty and three fellow 2019 individual world championship medal-winning team-mates were pre-selected for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in December 2020.
  • Additionally, at the 2021 British Swimming Olympic trials, Peaty won the 100m breaststroke title on the opening day of the championships at the London Aquatics Centre in a time of 57.39 seconds.
  • He also won his fourth successive gold medal in both the 100m breaststroke in May 2021 and the 50m breaststroke at the European Championships.
  • He then won two further golds as part of the team in the mixed 4 × 100-metre medley and men's 4 x 100 m medley relays.
  • Adam became the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title in July 2021 as well as he won Britain's first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (held in 2021), beating Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 57.37 seconds.

Awards and Achievements

  • FINA award for Best Male Swimming Performance of 2015
  • Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) Award for best male swimmer three times in four years for his performances in 2016, 2017 and 2019
  • Named Male World Swimmer of the Year by "Swimming World Magazine" in 2015 and 2018
  • Male European Swimmer of the Year for 6 consecutive years from 2014 to 2019
  • Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to swimming.

Who is Adam Peaty Dating?

Adam Peaty is an unmarried swimmer. He is in a romantic relationship with his beautiful girlfriend Eirianedd Munro, a student at the University. The couple met each other while Peaty was training at Loughborough University. He announced in April 2020 that the couple was expecting a baby boy, George-Anderson Adetola Peaty who was born on 11th September 2020. Concerning Adam's sexual orientation, he is straight.

Adam Peaty Family

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How much is Adam Peaty Net Worth?

Adam Peaty has a net worth of between $1 million to $5 million as of 2021 whereas his exact amount of salary has not been disclosed yet. But we can surely assume his salary is around thousands of dollars per year. Adam has not done any endorsement work yet. His major source of income is from his swimming career.

What is the Height of Adam Peaty?

Adam Peaty stands at a tall height of 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) with a balanced body weight of 95 kg (209 lb). He has good-looking blonde hair and brown eyes color. Blessed with great height and physique, he still carries the aura to rock the shirtless avatar. Adam is athletic by body build. 

Did You Know?

  • Adam was mentored by Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington.
  • He set the World Record in the 50-meter breast stroke with a time of 26.62 seconds in August 2014.
  • He and Norway's Alexander Dale Oen are both European Champions in the men's 100-meter breaststroke.
  • He also won Male European Swimmer of the Year for 6 consecutive years from 2014 to 2019.
  • He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to swimming.