Following his unprecedented success in the pool in Rio, Adam Peaty’s Freedom of the City reception will take place from 3.30pm on Sunday 9th October. Members of the public will be able to attend and gather outside the ceremonial entrance of the Council House.
There will be music from 3.30pm with the ceremony and freedom of the city presentation commencing at 4.00pm, which is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. It will begin with presentations to the City of Derby Swimming Club, including presentations to coach Mel Marshall and Paralympian Lewis White, who received a bronze medal in S9 400m freestyle at the Rio Paralympics. The event will culminate with the granting of the Freedom of the City ceremony for Adam Peaty.
As part of the presentations Royal Crown Derby gifts will be given to Adam Peaty, Lewis White, Mel Marshall and representatives from the City of Derby Swimming Club for their contribution to coaching swimmers in the City.