May 03, 2023
London Aquatics Centre is suiting up to host an international swimming competition for the first time since the 2012 Games, in the form of the Adam Peaty Race International series over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
The three-day event, championed by former British Olympic swimmer Adam Peaty, is expected to feature a dazzling array of swimmers, including Olympic champions and grassroots finalists, promising an exhilarating experience for all involved.
A prize pool of £10,000 for first place and £750 for fifth place will attract both regional and international athletes to compete at one of the world's most renowned aquatic centres in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The event has been organised by former and current swimmers, along with experienced Aquatics Event Producer John Bailey, with the support of British Swimming.
The competition aims to showcase the world's best swimming talent, including local rising stars from clubs in Newham, Hackney, Waltham Forest, and Tower Hamlets, the four boroughs surrounding the Olympic Park.
Adam Peaty, eight-time World Champion and champion of the AP Race London International series, expressed his excitement about the event, stating that he is thrilled to be launching the Inclusivity Series in partnership with the London Aquatics Centre.
Keith Griffiths, General Manager at London Aquatics Centre, has also expressed his excitement about the event, stating that he is expecting a star-studded lineup and an electric atmosphere similar to that of the London 2012 Games, the 2014 FINA World Series, and the 2016 European Aquatics Championships.
The AP Race London International series promises to be a historic event for both the London Aquatics Centre and the international swimming community. With a star-studded lineup and a prize pool of £10,000, the competition is set to draw some of the world's best swimming talent to one of the most renowned aquatic centres globally.