Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington gets Wakefield youngsters swimming

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Becky Adlington launches SwimStars.
Olympic gold medalist swimmer Becky Adlington launches SwimStars.

Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington helped eager young swimmers take to the water as she launched her new swimming initiative in the city.

Mrs Adlington visited Total Fitness on Wednesday to kick start her SwimStars project, which aims to make sure every child in Britain can swim 25 metres by the time they leave primary school. She said: “I’m delighted that we are rolling out new swim schools across the UK.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the classes should call 01924 416100.