Mark Foster

Six-time world champion swimmer with 47 medals

Mark Foster

“World records are not broken by individuals, they are achieved by teams,” Olympic speaker and former swimming athlete Mark Foster has said, adding that “23 years as an elite athlete teaches you lessons about planning, strategy, commitment and developing the right mindset for success.”

Recognised as Britain’s most decorated male swimmer, since he began swimming Mark has won 47 major international medals, participated in five Olympics, been the World Champion six times, the European champion 11 times and the Commonwealth champion twice. Foster has also achieved new world records on eight occasions and was the face of Team GB at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Since he retired, Mark Foster has forged a career as an Olympic speaker and appeared on several television programmes as a pundit and sports commentator, covering such events as the 2012 Olympics and the 2013 Swimming World Championships. He has also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity MasterChef, Come Dine With Me, A Question of Sport and Countdown. Finally, Mark has formed the Fitsteps dance and fitness programme – along with some professional competitors from Strictly – with the aim of encouraging fitness through dance.

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