Becky Adlington has a vision that every child in Britain should be able to swim 25 metres by the time they leave primary school.
And on Saturday her SwimStars team arrived at Stocktonâ€™s Total Fitness health club to announce the opening of the scheme at the health club.
Launching the scheme, she said: â€œDespite my retirement from competitive swimming, my commitment to swimming is as strong as it ever was. Iâ€™m delighted that, after a very successful first year, my Becky Adlingtonâ€™s SwimStars programme is going from strength to strength and we are rolling out new swim schools across the UK.
â€œThere are over 3,000 kids on the programme. Itâ€™s so nice to see them having the best time – they think that theyâ€™re just having a lot of fun but theyâ€™re actually learning a valuable life skill.