Speaker & Host
Since 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.
"Mark spoke at our annual conference in 2009 and was a huge hit. He managed to combine inspirational messages with funny moments from Strictly and great interaction with the audience."
Education and Special Projects Ltd
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Read more about Mark Foster
Throughout his impressive three decade career Mark Foster has won 47 international medals; competed in 5 Olympics, been 8 times Commonwealth champion, 10 times European champion and 8 times World record holder. He was also chosen as the flag bearer to lead out Team GB at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics
He is passionate about encouraging people, especially children, to learn to swim and to be active.
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 last year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on BBC1.
He also regularly works as a model including recent campaigns for La Redoute and Braun, has just begun work as a popular motivational speaker and has just launched ‘Dancing on Wheels’, a new TV show for BBC 3.
Motivational / After Dinner Speaking
Audiences will learn through his speech, Reach for the Stars, how Mark’s father’s fear of water pushed him to learn to swim, how he almost spent his career filing in a council office and the truth behind that string top on Strictly Come Dancing.
Business lessons include:
• Reach for the stars and be the best that you can be
• Setting achievable goals
• Learning from mistakes and dealing with setbacks
• Learning how to manage your responses to events beyond your control and turning them around to your advantage
• An insight into the World’s biggest Sporting event – The Olympic Games
• Working outside of your comfort zone
• Partnerships and team work – recognising that you can’t do it alone
and nurturing strengths and weaknesses in a team environment
Background at a glance
Born in Billericay, Essex on 12 May 1970
Educated at Millfield
5 times Olympian
6 times Commonwealth Champion
10 times European Champion
8 Times World Record Holder
Current British Record Holder