Becky is also a qualified teacher

I am delighted by the number of people who are interested in becoming a teacher through Becky Adlington Training, partly because I know what commitment it takes to get your qualifications. I've been there, I’ve done it, and it's such a worthwhile feeling.

When I retired from competitive swimming after London 2012, I was determined to become fully qualified before starting my own SwimStars learn to swim programme. I didn't want to be seen as merely a figurehead, lending my name to the company. I am passionate about teaching children to swim, but teaching is a different kettle of fish to competing, so I wanted to make sure I gained the teaching qualifications and understood what it takes to be a good teacher. By doing so I can pass onto the teachers who want to work with us in SwimStars what is expected of them. I'm very proud that already over 10,000 children have been taught to swim with us. That number just keeps growing, and I have exciting plans for further expansion in the pipeline.