British Breaststroking Legend Adam Peaty Heads To Florida For Training Camp

British Olympic champion and World Record holder Adam Peaty is on the move, currently making his way to Florida to take on an intense block of training.

‘Florida here we come’ is the sentiment accompanying Peaty’s Instagram story posted today, January 8th.

Speaking to SwimSwam, 27-year-old Peaty reveals he’ll be training at Deerfield and Pompano Beach Aquatic Centres for the next 3 weeks. Both cities are located within Broward County located in Southeast Florida just outside Fort Lauderdale.

“The purpose of the camp is to fast track fitness and get some sun as this is my first training camp since Australia in January 2020,” Peaty told us today.

After reaping repeat 100m breaststroke Olympic gold this summer at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Peaty took a break from the pool and tried out the competition on the dancefloor instead. The father to son, George, tried his hand at the British celebrity dance television program Strictly Come Dancing, where he exited prior to the finale.

Post-television celebrity, Peaty and longtime coach Mel Marshall disclosed their latest project entitled ‘Project Immortal.’ The endeavor represents the pair’s quest to throw down a 100m breaststroke marker that will not only lower the World Record but establish a benchmark to stand the test of time.

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Olympian
7 days ago

Hope he packed some masks

Lolo
Reply to  Olympian
7 days ago

He won’t need them in Florida, no mask mandate there

swimapologist
Reply to  Lolo
7 days ago

Also, the UK COVID situation is as bad as the US.

Rafael
Reply to  swimapologist
7 days ago

Relatively less cases and much less deaths as vaccine % is higher there

Erik
Reply to  Rafael
7 days ago

Have you seen what’s been happening in Florida? Like at all, since the beginning??

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Erik
7 days ago

Fortunately my area of Miami is very good. In grocery stores it’s at least 85-90% mask usage. The percentage drops somewhat in places like Home Depot or Target but you’re still surprised if you see someone without a mask. However, when I visit other areas of the city it’s runaway ignorance. But not close to when I visited Orlando for Thanksgiving. Nobody there seemed to give a flip.

Mortal Peaty who ?
7 days ago

Arno Kamminga will be a world champion this year in the 100 breast.

Jess
Reply to  Mortal Peaty who ?
7 days ago

To be fair, Kaminga, Peaty, Wilby and Shymanovich are all 26/27/28. If i were to guess anyone to start to seriously catch Peaty it would probably be Martinenghi.

NOT the frontman of Metallica
Reply to  Jess
7 days ago

*Emre Sakci has entered the chat*

M d e
Reply to  NOT the frontman of Metallica
7 days ago

You mean the guy who is significantly worse at the 100 than the 50, as well as significantly worse LC than SC?

He hasn’t got a hope of beating Peaty.

Troyy
Reply to  M d e
7 days ago

He’s still very good at the short course 100:

1 55.28 SHYMANOVICH, Ilya
2 55.41 PEATY, Adam
3 55.56 FINK, Nic
4 55.61 VAN DER BURGH, Cameron
5 55.63 MARTINENGHI, Nicolo
6 55.74 SAKCI, Huseyin

oxyswim
7 days ago

Interesting choice with the state of covid in Florida. Is there still a 14 day quarantine for going into Australia? Feel like that could have been a better option.

Troyy
Reply to  oxyswim
7 days ago

Not if you’re vaccinated and covid is everywhere here now that the border is more open.

Dee
Reply to  oxyswim
7 days ago

7hr travel time Vs 24hr travel time probably swung it. I’ve flown to both places from the UK and Australia knocks you for six for a good few days, which is hardly ideal when you’re on what will be a really heavy workload camp.

Joe
Reply to  oxyswim
7 days ago

Covid is everywhere. Minus well just stay in your basement

Walter
Reply to  Joe
7 days ago

Minus well?

The condors were robbed
7 days ago

Every champion is moving in Florida these days..

Ol' Longhorn
6 days ago

Imagine being so full of yourself (or perhaps insecure) that you feel compelled to announce a 3-week block of training. Never really heard that from Phelps or Ledecky.

xhris
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
6 days ago

he’s marketing himself. He’s getting followers. I don’t see the issue. He’s the 100 breast goat.

Russell
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
6 days ago

Eh have you heard of a thing called social media ( which Peaty uses quite a lot) so not that much fanfare about it AND heading off to train somewhere nice and hot for 3 weeks might be worth mentioning. Think your reading a bit too much into it mate!

Math Magician
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
6 days ago

Or Lebron the self proclaimed King…….Oh wait, his arrogance or insecurity had an entire ESPN special about ‘The Decision’.

bigNowhere
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
6 days ago

I recall Phelps and Bowmen talking about going to high-altitude camps. It isn’t that big of a deal. People are interested.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
6 days ago

Imagine being so full of yourself (or perhaps insecure) that you feel compelled to announce
your disdain for every other thing a swimmer does/says.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Mr Piano
6 days ago

Dude, you literally took your screen name from hammering Shields dying all the time only to go “oops” when he came out that he had contemplated suicide. You had a field day commenting on his PanAms performance, so grow the f up.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
5 days ago

I didn’t get the name from Shields, I got it from myself, and I wasn’t even on the PanAms recap, check for yourself… again, you’re the one who’s actually throwing childish insults to a ton of swimmers, so I’m not the one who needs to grow up.

Last edited 5 days ago by Mr Piano

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