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 47 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.

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. More recently, Mark’s expertise and personable manner saw him co-hosting the Swimming World Championships 2013 with Gabby Logan and Rebecca Adlington live from Barcelona.

Mark has since been reunited with Clare as a regular presenter on the brand new Clare Balding Show series for BT Sport.

To add to Mark’s TV appearances, he has been a regular participant on Countdown, Question of Sport, Come Dine With Me, Celebrity Masterchef as well as a host of other charity shows and campaigns. Mark also appeared on Celebrity Juice for the Sports Relief Special and the BBC1 show Let’s Dance For Sport Relief as a member of the dance group “The Olympians”.

In 2008, Mark entered ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on series six with dancer Hayley Holt and subsequently took part in the live tour in 2012, partnering Natalie Lowe. 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.

Inspired by his experience on Strictly and the fitness and discipline required to compete on the tour, Mark has 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 will be officially launched in January 2014

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


Mark is a long-term brand ambassador for "Wellman" nutritional products and is passionate about fitness and promoting healthy lifestyles. He uses his considerable profile to encourage adults and children to be active and enjoy having a go at a range of fitness and health regimes.

Mark has retained his passion for swimming and in May 2013, he set up The Mark Foster Swimming Academy to help aspiring young swimmers from the ages of 11 – 17.

Mark also works closely with British Gas, the principal partner of British Swimming, as a brand ambassador for ‘Swim Britain’, a 2013 initiative to get the nation fitter and healthier by inspiring 500,000 people to swim more often by 2015.

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

Mark’s impressive dedication to health and physical fitness, has made him a sort after model and he has fronted high profile campaigns for Marlborough Classics, La Redoit, Just for Men, Braun and a number of men’s grooming products.

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 ability to talk to a variety of audiences about a wide range of subjects, makes him highly sort after. Working with Jim Rees Ultra Cyclist & Executive Coach Mark and Jim founded The Long & The Short Of It and as motivational speakers have used their experience to create a series of standalone talks

Mark is also a regular blogger for the Huffington Post on current issues, sport and lifestyle.

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 works closely with the children’s charity, WellChild. He supports the International Children’s Trust as well as the Dogs trust and Battersea Dogs Home.

His appearances on a Paralympic special of Channel 4 show The Million Pound Drop raised £50,000 for charity and over £15,000 for charity on a Strictly Come Dancing special of the Weakest Link.

Mark has also developed a passion for golf and is a keen competitor on the charity golf circuit.

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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