Britain's double Olympic champion swimmer Rebecca Adlington has retired from competition to concentrate on grassroots coaching, the 23-year-old said.
Adlington, who currently holds the world record in the 800 metres freestyle, won two golds in Beijing in 2008 and two bronze medals at London 2012.
Adlington finished third behind 15-year-old American Katie Ledecky in the 800 metres freestyle at the London Games, also won World, European and Commonwealth Games gold medals.
Speaking to ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott, Rebecca said she will stay involved with swimming as she retires from competition.
She said; "swimming is my passion, it's been that since I was young. Since i was four years old, getting in the pool I just absolutely loved it. I want to stay involved with that in all levels."
The 18-times Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps led the tributes.
Her long term coach Bill Furniss also paid tribute to the swimmer:
Her team mates from Team GB also wishes the swimming star luck: