Rebecca Adlington became a household name after winning double gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 but made her senior British debut at the 2006 European Championships in Hungary, winning 800m freestyle silver.
Adlington treated herself to a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes after her Olympic success in China and wants a Chanel bag if success is forthcoming in London.
She qualified for the 400m and 800m freestyle events for London 2012, setting then world-leading times in both at start the trials at the Aquatics Centre in March.
Adlington still holds the 800m freestyle world record, clocking 8:14.10 minutes on the way to Olympic gold in 2008, but will face stiff competition from Denmark’s Lotte Friis in that particular event in London.
At the 2012 Olympics in London, Adlington won bronze in the women's 400m and 800m freestyle.