Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington

Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington is encouraging the nation to show its support for Britain’s Swimming Teams this year by taking the plunge for free.

The Mansfield star has launched the British Gas ‘Free Swims for Britain’ campaign, which is giving away swimming sessions to those who sign up online to back our swimmers, as they prepare for the biggest competition of their careers.

The 23 year-old, who will defend both her 400m and 800m freestyle titles in three months’ time, has been swimming since the age of 4 and is on a mission to get more people into the water.

In our web video, Rebecca talks about her hopes for the summer, the importance of home support and why she wants to inspire people to swim.

The ‘Free Swims for Britain campaign’ runs from 13th April to 30th August 2012, at 700 pools, in leisure centres, health clubs and hotels across the country.

For further information and to book your free swims go to

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