Loughborough Echo

Swimmer to share secrets of his success

- News Reporter By LEE GARRETT

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST PENS BOOK ABOUT HIS MINDSET

A swimming superstar who has been lighting up the dance floor on Saturday nights recently has shared his story of personal achievemen­t in a book.

Adam Peaty: The Gladiator Mindset, released this month, chronicles the success of the Olympic champion and current Strictly Come Dancing star, as well as offering his 10 steps to help the less gifted push their limits.

Peaty, whose training base is at Loughborou­gh University, hopes the book will inspire others to achieve their dreams.

“I’ve been working on this book for quite a while,” he said.

“I wanted to write this because I get a lot of questions about the performanc­e mindset and more simply, how I get the best out of myself every single day.”

That best has led the 26-yearold to become the dominant force in breaststro­ke swimming, with the star defending his 100m title at the Olympics this year.

He is also an eight-time World Champion in the pool as well as 16-time European Champion and three-time Commonweal­th Champion and has broken 14 world records, the most recent at the Tokyo games.

Currently out of his comfort zone on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Peaty said his book is designed for anyone, regardless of their ability.

“It has been an extraordin­ary year for me, in so many ways,” he said.

“Writing this over the past few months has been a journey in itself for me and I really hope sharing my insights, experience­s and methods will help others push their limits, overcome challenges and achieve their goals.”

Adam Peaty: The Gladiator Mindset is on sale now.

PEATY’S partner received so much online hate after the swimmer’s steamy performanc­e on Strictly Come Dancing that she felt forced to take a brief break from social media.

Eirianedd Munro, who starting dating Adam while she was at Loughborou­gh University, told The Mirror: “I have been receiving a lot of hate on the internet – people saying really horrible stuff.

After returning to social media, the 23-year-old told followers how grateful she is to people who have supported her.

She said: “Even when it’s a thousand nice comments and one mean one, it’s so easy to feel like the world is against you and it did feel like that for a while.

“I then had a reality check and I remembered that I am not that important.

“But you guys made me feel so much better, those that were checking up on me and those that were commenting. Thank you.”

Eiri had initially laughed off speculatio­n by posting a tongue-incheek “warning” to dancer Katya Jones to not get too close to her man after the pair were accused of nearly kissing during a show.

Adam said: “To everyone who wants to see what they want, your comments have consequenc­es. I will not be overcome or lowered by your gossip. Protect your energy.”

 ?? GETTY ?? CHAMPION: Adam Peaty with wife Eirianedd Munro and their son George-Anderson
GETTY CHAMPION: Adam Peaty with wife Eirianedd Munro and their son George-Anderson

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