Faster, Dad! Adam Peaty thunders his son George, one, down the pool at speed on a float – after the Olympian gets back to training following his Strictly Come Dancing exit
Adam Peaty has shown his young son George, one, already has a taste for the kind of speed that has seen his dad win three Olympic gold medals.
Posting a video to his 593,000 followers on Instagram, Peaty, who has quick-stepped back into the training pool after his stint on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing, showed his young son hurtling down the length of a swimming pool on a float.
The cute clip sees George safely sitting on a large foam float before his father puts his foot on the gas and propels him forward through the water at speed.
The pair then thunder down the pool in seconds until George lands with a gentle bump at the other end.
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British breastroker Adam Peaty posted an adorable clip on Instagram, showing himself hurtling down the pool, pushing his son, George, one, along on a large foam float
The swimmer’s first child was born in September 2020 to Peaty and artist partner Eiri Munro
As they gather pace, the youngster appears unfazed by the speed, looking around as they make the dash
By the middle of the length, Peaty has an explosion of power and the pair hurtle forwards
Captioning the photo, Peaty wrote: ‘It is a High Performance Centre I promise’, alongside a laughing emoji.
The British breaststroker shares George, who was born in September 2020, with artist partner Eiri Munro, 23.
Earlier this year, Peaty said his son is already showing potential in the pool, with the youngster regularly joining his dad in the swim spa he had craned into his back garden during lockdown last year.
He told Sportsmail in July: ‘He was scared the first time, like I was, but he is beginning to love it now.’
The Strictly star, 26, has finally returned to his day job after being voted off the glitzy dance competition earlier this month.
That was quick! The pair reach the other end of the Olympic-sized swimming pool
The Olympic swimmer, 26, and pro partner Katya Jone were voted off Strictly Come Dancing earlier this month – which resulted in his mum Caroline branding the show a ‘total fix’
BBC Breakfast’s Charlie Stayt asked Adam during an interview on Thursday his thoughts of the remarks, to which he said: ‘Mums are always going to support their own.
Interview: Strictly’s Adam Peaty reflected on his journey and broke his silence on his mother’s ‘fix’ claims during an interview on BBC Breakfast on Thursday
She wanted to see me every Saturday night, you know how mums get, bless her. ‘I love her to bits, she loves me to bits. I think she just wanted to see me do the Paso! For me, if anyone can lose well it’s me. And everyone in that competition, they’re all incredible people.
‘I’m glad I’m out, I don’t deserve to be there. Some of the dancers there I’m like “my jaw is dropping.” I’ll always get behind everyone on the show.
Normally I’m on my own and I’ll say “you’re not beating me today” but it’s different.’=
The sportsman, who dubbed the BBC show as ‘one of the hardest things I’ve done’, was asked by BBC Breakfast co-host Naga Munchetty if he’d ‘had words’ with his mum.
‘Yeah,’ he replied. ‘I don’t wanna censor anyone. My mum has her thoughts, I have mine and my thought is, I had the most incredible time. Everyone on that show deserves to be there and I don’t.’
Of his Strictly professional partner Katya Jones, he said: ‘Katya is an incredible person. She is so determined and so inspirational. I enjoyed working with her.’
Adam also discussed his book, The Gladiator Mindset, which was released on Thursday.
The work features ‘ten steps to push your limits and achieve the impossible’, with Adam telling Charlie and Naga that he wants to inspire people.
He may be ‘taking a break mentally and physically’ until the New Year, but the breaststroke swimmer was keen to reiterate he would ‘always push harder than anyone in the world when I’m in the pool.’
Adam looked over the moon that The Gladiator Mindset was finally hitting the shelves as he beamed in Manchester signing copies on Thursday.
The swimmer carefully scrawled his signature in the front of the books for his fans as he made an appearance at the The Trafford Centre Waterstones.
He cut a dapper figure in a long sleeved black polo as he beamed and held up with book proudly for onlookers.