For the Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty, the thing that he initially feared is what shaped his career. Being around water for 35 hours a week for intense training, he surely seems to have surpassed his fear superbly.
As someone who loves to push himself, he admits that his journey to where he is now has been phenomenally hard and there have been times when he’s thought of quitting. However, with his recent gold win at the European Swimming Championships, he has definitely proven how much his hard work and dedication has paid off.
When not competing, Adam spends his day relaxing with his family and friends in his Mum and Dad’s house where he currently lives. His number one fan, his Nan recalls the first time he got his Team GB kit and says the he wouldn’t let her wash it despite not knowing how to turn a washing machine on.
She would very excitedly cheer for her grandson during competitions, even waving the great British flag while shouting his name. Watch the video below to learn a bit more about Adam and his home:
These small moments with his family have become a powerful motivational tool for the 21 year old. The times that he can escape the pressures of competing have been immensely important in his lifestyle as it helps him recuperate, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally.
DFS recognises the value of home and relaxation for athletes, which is why it has partnered up with Team GB in honour of this Summer’s Rio Olympics. It has already unveiled The Britannia, the limited edition sofa, exclusively designed as a centre piece for The British House. It’s quintessentially British and it perfectly embodies the English pride.