Gemma Field , British Swimming Communications Manager

Olympic Champion Adam Peaty has received his 2016 FINA Best Male Olympic Swimming Performance Award from British Swimming National Performance Director Chris Spice.  

Peaty, who was training in his new base at Loughborough University in England, received the award alongside his two world record certificates achieved in 2016.  

He proved himself the fastest breaststroker in history when he set world records in the heat and final of the 100m Breaststroke in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. To win his gold medal he set 57.13 as the new standard.  

photo credit: Georgie Kerr


The triple World Champion has officially moved to the National Centre, Loughborough alongside his coach Mel Marshall and is enjoying the excellent facilities.

Marshall started as Lead Coach of the National Centre at the end of December and Peaty has enjoyed a large block of training alongside his new team.  

photo credit: Georgie Kerr

“It’s a massive honour to receive my award and certificates,” Peaty said. “It’s a really prestigious award and I can’t thank FINA enough for giving it to me. I’m really proud to have my certificates of my world records too."

“It’s great that this was done in my new training base. I have used the facilities at the University for a while but to officially be part of the team at the National Centre is great. We have a strong set up and I am excited about the future.”

National Performance Director Chris Spice commented: “What Adam achieved in 2016 was phenomenal and I’m pleased to give him these accolades in recognition of his year."