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Adam Peaty credits Christian mentor for changing his perspective on life

by Lydia Davies

Three-time Olympic swimming champion Adam Peaty has revealed more about how he has been supported on the journey of his Christian faith.

Peaty revealed to The Guardian that just months ago, he faced a profound personal crisis, grappling with depression and searching for balance in his life.

"It started in the water... I was crying as I was swimming," he recalled of the moment that “broke” him.

Yet, he said that through this ordeal, he found solace in his faith. He shared that the words "Into the Light," inked beneath a cross on his torso, symbolise his spiritual rebirth.

Peaty sought refuge in various sources of support, including Ashley Null, a theologian who was a chaplain to the GB Olympic team.

Peaty told The Guardian: "A big moment came when I went to church with Ashley and we sat at the back. It made me understand people are more lost than ever as it takes huge wisdom to feel grateful for what we have. We’re programmed to always want more.

"The hardest thing is to put your pride aside and say: ‘It doesn’t matter what you earn or what you’ve accomplished.’ We should all be equal. But I never push [my faith] on people.”


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