Olympic gold medallist to make splash at London Fields

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Rebecca Adlington poses for a picture at the top of the 10m diving plat

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: Rebecca Adlington poses for a picture at the top of the 10m diving platform during the launch of the British Gas SwimBritain event at the London Aquatic Centre on Wednesday 9th April 2014. SwimBritain events are happening around the country during August and September, find out more and sign up at SwimBritain.co.uk. (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images for British Gas) *** Local Caption *** Rebecca Adlington - Credit: Getty Images for British Gas

Four time Olympic gold medallist Becky Adlington will be making an appearance at London Fields Lido this month to encourage more people to swim regularly.

The athlete will join a host of big-name swimmers including Paralympic swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate, Michael Jamieson and Ellie Simmonds, at SwimBritain, by British Gas, a relay event in which the public can get involved.

The event returns for its second year on September 28 and families and seasoned swimmers can join in with two different styles of relay. SwimBritain1000 is a four-person relay where each team member swims 250m four times around the course.

SwimBritain500 for families sees team members swim half the distance.

Everyone signing up will receive free coaching sessions, redeemable in more than 100 pools across the country and access to training materials and an app to improve their technique. Particpants also receive a goody bag and a medal after completely the challenge.

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Spaces for British Gas SwimBritain are limited so booking gyour team in early is recommended. To find out more visit swimbritain.co.uk.

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