Mark Foster

Mark Foster

  • LGBTQ+ & Diversity Speaker
  • 5 Olympic Games & 8 World Records
  • Inspirational, Passionate & Engaging Speaker

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.

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.


Mental Health Speaker

Throughout his illustrious swimming career, Mark faced the pressures of elite sports, which often took a toll on his mental well-being. After retiring from competitive swimming, he openly discussed his battles with anxiety and depression, shedding light on the importance of addressing mental health issues in the world of athletics. As a mental health speaker, Mark Foster shares his journey of resilience, recovery, and self-discovery, encouraging individuals to prioritize their mental well-being and seek help when needed. His advocacy efforts have not only benefited athletes but also a broader audience, breaking down stigmas and fostering greater awareness about mental health challenges.


Mark is a superb LGBTQ+ and Diversity speaker who has the unique ability to inspire confidence, courage, and hope in people and learn about goal-setting, leadership, focus, self-motivation and commitment. If you are interested in booking Mark for your event or conference, please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 to discuss your requirements.

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