Mark Foster

World Champion and Olympic Swimmer

Mark Foster is amongst the most successful British swimmers of all-time.

Specialising in short course (25 metre pool) and butterfly and freestyle at 50 metres, Mark has represented his country more times and been more decorated than any other male swimmer. Mark has held both the world record for 50m Freestyle and 50 Butterfly at the same time during a glittering career spanning three decades.

Mark has been a patron of the Anaphylaxis Campaign since May 2009. He won £10,000 for the Campaign in September 2009 by participating in ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ Mark has also assisted the Campaign by taking part in our new films, available on YouTube.

Mark’s good friend, Scottish athlete Ross Baillee, sadly died from anaphylaxis in 1999 shortly after having lunch following a training session.

Mark said “Before Ross’ death I did not realise that something you cannot see can be so dangerous. I want to make a difference and help people who also have severe allergies. This is why I became involved with the Anaphylaxis Campaign.”