News & Events
25 March, 2013
This weekend was such a special one and so incredible - I’ll never forget it! On Friday, my amazing boyfriend Harry proposed to me!
5 February, 2013
Great Britain’s most successful ever swimmer, Becky Adlington, has today announced her retirement from international competition and also set out her vision for her legacy, which she sees as her greatest challenge in swimming.
6 August, 2012
Rebecca swims to a Bronze medal in the 800m Freestyle.
30 July, 2012
Rebecca won an Olympic Bronze Medal in the 400m Freestyle last night and immediately declared her delight at winning a medal at a home Games.
30 July, 2011
Rebecca is now World Champion for the 800m Freestyle and in doing so completed her international set, as she is already an Olympic, European and Commonwealth Games Champion.
18 July, 2011
I'm so excited to be in Shanghai ahead of the World Championships! It has come round so fast - it seems like yesterday that I was at the British Gas Trials in March and just qualifying!
2 March, 2011
Here's my race schedule for British Trials;
6 October, 2010
It was such an honour to win England’s first medal of the Commonwealth Games. The 200m is not a distance I normally swim, in fact it was the first time I have competed in the race in an international meet, so to be able to win a medal was a real bonus for me and a great boost for my confidence going into the 400m and 800m later on in the week.
My England teammates are doing so well too, it’s a happy team at the moment and I’m loving the whole experience!
29 September, 2010
Pump thousands of pounds into your swimming club
30 July, 2010
The two year countdown to London 2012 has started, and it's not just me getting excited judging by the media coverage...
10 June, 2010
Rebecca Adlington has set the fastest 800m freestyle time of the year so far at the Mare Nostrum series in Barcelona. She clocked a time of 8.21.25 minutes, and in the process lowered the mark she set at the British Gas Championships in March. She also shaved over three seconds off fellow Briton Jo Jackson's meet record set last year.
17 December, 2009
During the past couple of months Rebecca has received support and recognition from her peers and countrymen, including an honorary degree from Nottingham University.
17 December, 2009
Rebecca will be competing as part of the European “E-Stars Team” at the British Gas Duel in the Pool in Manchester this weekend, 18th-19th December.
26 August, 2009
British Gas, the principal partner of British Swimming announced on Monday that it has formed a powerful new partnership with Rebecca Adlington, Britain’s successful Olympic swimmer.
27 July, 2009
Rebecca produced an amazing performance in the final of the 400m Freestyle last night in Rome, in her first major international event since Beijing.
24 July, 2009
Rebecca will be competing along with the rest of the British Team at the Swimming World Championships, which begin in Rome this Sunday, 26th July.
25 June, 2009
Rebecca is competing this weekend, 25-28th June, at the Scottish National Swimming Championships in Tollcross, Glasgow. This event also doubles as the final selection meet for British athletes hoping to secure their place on the British Team for next month’s World Championships in Rome, 26th July to 2nd August.
17 June, 2009
On Monday 15th June, Rebecca was presented with the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award for 2008 in London. She collected the award from London 2012 Chairman Lord Coe and fellow double Olympic Gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes.
8 June, 2009
Rebecca has accepted an invitation to become the latest Ambassador of the Encephalitis Society, a national charity and the only resource of its kind in the world supporting people affected by the illness.
1 June, 2009
Following the announcement back in January's New Years Honours list, Rebecca will be receiving her OBE tomorrow, 2nd June, at Buckingham Palace.
16 March, 2009
Rebecca took to the pool tonight in her first big race since victory in Beijing. The highly anticipated event saw her go head to head with her friend and rival Joanne Jackson in the final of the 400 Freestyle and it could not have been closer.
1 March, 2009
Rebecca will be competing in her first major competition since the Beijing Olympics when she races at the British Championships which are combining as World Long Course Trials in Sheffield from March 16-20th.
20 January, 2009
Double Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington is delighted to announce her new sponsorship deal with Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand.
3 January, 2009
Olympic swimming heroine, Rebecca Adlington, expressed her pleasure after receiving an OBE in the New Year Honours.
The 19-year-old from Mansfield captured the hearts of the entire country with her astonishing successes in Beijing, where she was victorious in both the 400m and 800m freestyle.