Mark Foster. 8 times world record holder.

A motivational speaker across all industry.
Renowned sports pundit and beyond.

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Mark burst onto the International swimming scene, at the age of 16, representing England at the 1986 Commonwealth Games, he went on to represent his country for 23 years and became Britain’s most decorated male swimmer. Throughout his remarkable career, he has won 51 major international medals; competed in 5 Olympics, been 6 times World Champion, 11 times European champion, 2 times Commonwealth champion and broke the World record 8 times. He was also chosen as the flag bearer to lead out Team GB at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

TV pundit

Since retiring from swimming, Mark has become a familiar face on television and his award winning partnership with Clare Balding from the aquatics centre during the Olympics in 2012, made him a household name. In addition, Mark mentored the swimmer James O’Shea to help him compete in the 2012 Para-Olympics.

Since 2012 Mark has graced the TV screens by regular commentating slots at the commonwealth and world championships in 2013/2014/ 2015. More recently, Mark formed yet another popular media partnership commentating from the pool at the Rio Olympics with Rebecca Adlington and Helen Skelton. This high-energy partnership became one of the most popular commenting teams during the Rio Fortnight.

TV appearances

Mark’s likable and easy manner on screen has made him a popular media personality making him a regular participant on a host of TV shows such as Countdown, Question of SportCome Dine With MeWho’s Doing the Dishes, Celebrity Masterchef, The Chase as well as a host of other charity shows and campaigns such as Sports Relief and Dancing on wheels.

Following his retirement from competitive swimming, Mark entered ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ series six with dancer Hayley Holt. Mark’s appearance on Strictly transformed his image in the public eye from dedicated athlete to someone with a big personality and great sense of humour. This other side of Mark’s personality unexpectedly launched a successful media career making him a popular contestant and a household pin up. In 2012 Mark subsequently took part in the live Strictly tour, partnering Natalie Lowe and with customary dedication and determination and ever the competitor, ended up scoring 9 and 10s rather than his previous 5 and 6s.


Inspired by his experience on Strictly and the fitness and discipline required to compete on the tour, Mark teamed up with Strictly professionals, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite and formed Fitsteps. This dance/fitness programme fuses the graceful steps of ballroom with the up-tempo steps of Latin to create a fun, energetic and effective way to keep fit. Fitsteps was officially launched in January 2014 and is a fast growing fitness programme that is now available in towns and cities across the UK.

23 years as an elite athlete teaches you lessons about planning, strategy, commitment and developing the right mindset for success. Let`s talk.



Mark has been a long-term brand ambassador for  "Wellman" nutritional products that was a perfect fit for his passion for fitness and promoting healthy lifestyles. He has used his considerable profile to encourage adults and children to be active and enjoy having a go at a range of fitness regimes including gym fitness,  dance, nutrition, yoga and more recently promoting mindfulness.

Mark has retained his passion for swimming and in May 2013, he set up The Mark Foster Swimming Academy. The Academy runs twice a year across the country and helps aspiring young swimmers from the ages of 11 – 18  to improve their performance by applying an all round fitness regime both in and out of the water.

Modelling and fashion

Mark’s impressive dedication to health and physical fitness and the maintenance of his considerable athletes physique, has made him a sort after model in Europe and the US.  He has fronted high profile campaigns for Marlborough Classics, La Redoit, Just for Men, Braun and a number of men’s grooming products. In 2013, Mark teamed up with Ted Baker, the highly successful British global fashion brand and created “T for Tall’  a fashion line aimed at men over 6’ 2’’. The T for Tall line is now successfully sold on line across the world and is a stock item in stores across the U.S. and most of Europe.

Motivational and after dinner speaker

Mark’s post swimming career has seen him reinvent himself as a successful motivational speaker and is now one of the most popular motivational speakers on the circuit. His relaxed and natural ability to engage with a variety of audiences from all walks of life, about a wide range of subjects, makes him highly sort after. Recently Mark has begun working with Jim Rees the Ultra Cyclist & Executive Coach and together they founded The Long & The Short Of It . Their programme focuses on the mental and emotional discipline required for elite competition and applies these disciplines to the corporate work place to improve performance.

Mark has also been a regular blogger for the Huffington Post on current issues, sport and lifestyle and co-written sports columns for several newspapers both in print and on line.


Mark has a passion for social justice and has lent his support to a number of charities. He is a patron of The Anaphylaxis Campaign, the UK charity for people with severe allergies and has supported the International Children’s Trust as well as the Dogs Trust , Battersea Dogs Home, Sports Aid.

 Mark is closely associated with the children’s charity Wellchild and hosts an annual golf day on their behalf and in total has raised over 250K for their work..

In addition, Mark mentored the swimmer James O’Shea to help him compete in the 2012 Para-Olympics.


Mark has also developed a passion for golf and is a keen competitor on the charity golf circuit. As a natural competitor, he applies himself to golf in the same way he approaches everything; with a passion and an endless desire to improve and get better.

Unless you learn to deal with failure you will never understand success... Let`s talk.


A brief histiory of Mark's world records

.Sport teaches you lessons about yourself; how to focus, apply discipline and work as a team. Let`s talk.


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