Inspiring Stories 039 – Becky Adlington, OBE

Inspiring Stories 039 – Becky Adlington, OBE

Becky really does not need an introduction because her amazing track record precedes itself. I had a bit of a fan girl moment interviewing her because she is an English former competitive swimmer who won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 400 and 800m freestyle. She was Britain’s first Olympic swimming champion since 1988, and the first British swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals since 1908. 4 years later she won bronze medals in both events in the London 2012 Olympics.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How despite being a two-time Olympic champion, she viewed swimming as selfish.
  • The mental shift when she retired from swimming and went into business boardrooms, and just how amazing swimming is for transferrable leadership skills.
  • Her mission to enable every child to gain the lifesaving skill of being able to swim and how she is going about making that difference in the world.

Connect with Becky


Twitter: @BeckAdlington



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