Adlington Encourages Britain to Swim for Free

Adlington Encourages Britain to Swim for Free

The Mansfield star today 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.

Adlington is currently in hard training after booking her Team GB place in impressive style at the British Gas Swimming Championships (selection trials) at the London Aquatics Centre last month.

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.

Free swims, aqua aerobics classes, aqua tots classes and swimming taster lessons are on offer at more than 700 pools, in leisure centres, health clubs and hotels across the country.

Free Swims for Britain runs from 13th April to 30th August 2012. For further information and to book your free swims go to