Mark Foster 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 Foster has become a familiar face on television and his award winning BBC TV partnership with Clare Balding from the aquatics centre during the Olympics in 2012, made him a household name.
Mark’s took part in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2008 and has been a regular participant on Countdown, Question of Sport, Come Dine With Me and Celebrity Masterchef as well as a host of other charity shows and campaigns.