Mark Foster burst onto the International swimming scene at the age of 16, representing England at the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
He has gone on to represent his country more times and been decorated more than any other male swimmer.
Throughout his impressive three decade career, Mark Foster has won 47 international medals; competed in 5 Olympics, been 8 times Commonwealth champion, 11 times European champion and 8 times World record holder.
Mark was also chosen as the flag bearer to lead out Team GB at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
Out of the pool, Mark has become a familiar face on television, including appearances on ITV1’s ‘Beat the Stars’, Five’s ‘Superstars’ and most famously hitting the dance floor in 2009’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on BBC1.
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 co-hosted the BBC coverage of the World Swimming Championships from Barcelona with Gabby Logan.
Mark is a long-term brand ambassador for “Wellman” nutritional products and is passionate about fitness and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Mark is also a regular blogger for the Huffington Post on current sporting and lifestyle issues.
Mark Foster – Motivational Speaking:
Mark’s post swimming career has seen him reinvent himself as a successful motivational speaker and is now one of the most popular speakers on the circuit.
His ability to talk to a variety of audiences about a wide range of subjects, makes him a highly sought after guest speaker.
Competing for 23 years at the highest level of his sport has taught Mark many invaluable lessons about how to build and maintain a successful career.
He has translated these lessons into motivational talks and interventions that are transferable to the business management environment.
- Discipline and Training
- Mind Set and being prepared
- Partnerships and Team work; strengths and weaknesses in the team environment
- Peak performance
- Goal setting and delivery
- Learning from mistakes and dealing with setbacks
- Working outside you comfort zone
- An insight into the World’s biggest Sporting event – The Olympic Games
- Partnerships and team work – recognising that you can’t do it alone and nurturing strengths and weaknesses in a team environment.