Rebecca Adlington joined the silver medallist Michael Jamieson at a pool in Ealing today, the first stop on their tour of British pools, to inspire youngsters to take up swimming.
Emma Walden has the story.
Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson was also at the British Swimming Heroes event at the Gurnell leisure centre in Ealing.
He told Emma Walden that it was an exciting time to be involved in the sport.
Rebecca Adlington spoke to our reporter Emma Walden at an event designed to inspire the next generation of Olympic swimmers.
She said that working with kids was one of the best parts of her job as an elite athlete.
Stars of the 2012 Olympics gathered at an Ealing swimming pool this morning to help get children interested in water based sports.
The Britsh Swimming Heroes Tour includes members of the swimming, diving, water polo and synchronised swimming teams.
Emma Walden went to meet them and sent this report from Gurnell Leisure Centre.