Tim Foster MBE


Tim Foster

Few Olympians have made the transition from athlete to coach as smoothly as Tim Foster MBE. After achieving his goal of winning a gold medal as part of the coxless fours at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, the Olympic speaker retired and transferred straight into coaching with the Great Britain Rowing Team before joining the UK Sport-sponsored Elite Coach Programme in 2004.

Tim began rowing at Bedford Modern School and competed in the Junior World Rowing Championships in 1987 and 1988. In the latter he competed in a pair with Matthew Pinsent. He became the first British rower to win gold medals at two consecutive Junior Worlds. From there he proceeded into the senior squad.

During his rowing career Tim won a total of nine World Championship and two Olympic medals. The Olympic speaker has since coached World and Olympic Champions following retirement and has successfully coached the Swiss National Team to their most successful results for 16 years. He has also presented on BBC television and radio and for ITV in the UK as well as Eurosport throughout Europe and has written a book entitled “Four Men in a Boat”.

Tim is a popular and amicable motivational speaker with a relaxed yet confident presenting style. He uses a great mix of anecdotes and humorous stories to entertain, inspire, and motivate audiences around the world.

To book Olympic gold medallist and rowing coach Tim Foster MBE for your event contact Champions Olympic Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on: + 44 1509 85 29 27. To find more rowing speakers, visit the rowing section on this website.