Becky Adlington is Britain’s most successful ever swimmer.
She won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games, becoming the first British swimmer to do so since 1908. She later claimed two bronze medals before an adoring home crowd at the London 2012 Olympics – making her and Katherine Grainger our most successful women Olympians of all time.
Becky developed her love of swimming at her local pool in Mansfield, which has been renamed the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre in honour of her achievements. Becky has been awarded an OBE and has also had a pub, high speed train and now a recipe named after her!
Since retiring from swimming, Becky has written Adlington's SwimStars, which outlines the best and most enjoyable way for children to learn how to swim, promoting values such as determination, respect and friendship.