Adam Peaty has made rapid progress since making his first European Junior Championship team in 2012 following two semi-final appearances at the British Gas Swimming Championships and Olympic Trials in London.
Coached by former British Olympian Mel Marshall, he competed across all three breaststroke events in Antwerp, reaching the final in the 200m Breast before finishing fifth.
Peaty built on his international experience with a couple of final berths on the 2012 FINA World Cup circuit before breaking through with his first senior national medals at the 2013 British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
He won 50m Breaststroke silver and 100m Breaststroke bronze in Sheffield before ducking under a minute over 100m Breast for the first time to win gold at the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships.
Peaty brought the curtain down on his breakthrough 2013 season with a first senior Championship appearance, setting personal bests in all three breaststroke events at the European Short Course Championships in Herning.