Olympic star Mark Foster surprises Hertsmere Flyers Swimming Club at The Venue, Borehamwood

The children with Mark Foster

The children with Mark Foster

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An Olympic star made a splash when he dropped in on a children's swimming team during their weekly session.

Swimming champion Mark Foster treated the Hertsmere Flyers Swimming Club, at The Venue, in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, to a surprise visit.

Foster, who retired from swimming in 2008, has swum in the Olympics five times and has eight Commonwealth medals. He is also the British record holder for the 50 metre freestyle and 50 metre butterfly crawl.

Hertsmere Flyers Swim Club head coach Luke Dormer said, “It was such a treat for the swimmers to listen to Mark give some expert advice and tips.

“When you hear it from someone who has achieved so much in the pool it is truly inspirational and will be remembered for a long time.”

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2:50pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Standley says...

Unfortunately Mark Foster hasn't won any Olympic Medals!

He would have got one in 2004 if he was selected.
Unfortunately Mark Foster hasn't won any Olympic Medals! He would have got one in 2004 if he was selected. Standley
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12:51pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Standley says...

Thank you for updating.
Thank you for updating. Standley
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