MFSA - Mark Foster Swimming Academy

Meet the team

Be coached by Mark Foster, 6 times World Champion and Katy Sexton MBE, World & Commonwealth Champion.

The coaching team is made up of some of the most knowledgeable people in swimming to deliver up to date techniques, drills, & methods available to swimmers

Mark Foster

Mark is one of the most successful British swimmers of all time. He first represented his country when he was 15 yrs old and won 47 major International medals over 23 years including 6 World Gold medals and 2 Commonwealth Gold medals. He broke the World record on 8 times for both freestyle and butterfly. Mark made his 5th appearance at an Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and was given the honour of leading the GB team as the flag bearer.

Katy Sexton MBE

Katy first competed for her country at just 13 years old. She was the first British woman to win a World Championship gold medal and has also won medals at European and Commonwealth championships. Katy has broken British, European and Commonwealth records. She was awarded an MBE in 2003 for her services to swimming. Katy owns and operates her own swim school in Portsmouth and IOW, teaching and inspiring over 300 pupils to date.

Damian Locascio

Damian is a former youth and senior international swimmer, specialising in butterfly and individual medley. With a degree in Sports Science he has spent time working in the USA Olympic Research Centre studying stroke mechanics and has had a long and experienced career in the fitness industry developing training programmes and training personal trainers.

Anthony Simonds

Anthony is a level 3 Personal Trainer and UK Master Trainer and is a former semi-professional cyclist and amateur boxing champion. His love of sport and engaging families in exercise are his real passions. His experience as both an athlete and as a professional trainer and coach has made Anthony one of the most popular land training conditioning coaches in the country. HIs unique methods and vast experience will help any sportsperson develop their strength, kinaesthetic skills and avoid injury.

Ali Phesse

Ali won gold at Nationals aged 17. She has continued to compete over the years in triathlons, water polo, endurance swimming & running marathons. Returning to Masters swimming in 2013 she won gold at Nationals, achieved 3 Masters British Records and has since competed at European and World Master Competitions. With a long & successful management career in the leisure industry, Ali is co-founder of iDailyWorkout Ltd (manufacturers of the BIT). She has over 25 yrs experience as a swim teacher/coach & has a Diploma in Personal Training & Sports Coaching with a passion for nurturing & developing the stars of tomorrow.

Rob Webb

A level 3 Personal Trainer and UK Master Trainer, Rob is co-founder of iDailyWorkOut Ltd, a company specialising in functional fitness, strength and conditioning of all ages and abilities (manufacturers of the BIT Body Intensive Trainer- a fantastic land training piece of kit). Involved in sport for over 20 years, Rob is a keen ultrarunner and endurance athlete. Robs’ passion is to help people realise their potential within their daily lives and sporting activities, through challenging and exciting programmes that build core strength, help to prevent injury, and increase stamina and endurance.

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