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Foster often appears as an analyst for BBC Sport's coverage of Swim meets.
Foster competed in the sixth series of Strictly Come Dancing with professional dancer Hayley Holt.
Nonetheless, Foster responded to his omission from the Olympic squad with a gold medal in the World Short Course Championships in Indianapolis later that year.
In the 50 metre freestyle, he achieved 21.58 seconds, ahead of Stefan Nystrand of Sweden.
On 23 March 2012, Foster made a guest appearance on ITV2's Celebrity Juice.
Foster is a specialist short-course (25 metre pool) swimmer.
Success followed rapidly and in the next few years, Foster broke the World Short Course freestyle record four times, the World Short Course butterfly record twice, and set the World Long Course butterfly record (in 1996) with a time of 24.07 seconds.
Foster trained at The Race Club, a Florida swim camp founded by Olympic Swimmers Gary Hall, Jr. The Race Club, originally known as "The World Team," was designed to serve as a training group for elite swimmers across the world in preparation for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Foster regularly appears on BBC TV regional news and local radio in his role of Ambassador of Pools 4 Schools, a programme run by Total Swimming with the Amateur Swimming Association to increase participation in swimming amongst primary school children.
Foster appears in advertisements for Wellman nutritional products.
Although Foster announced his retirement from swimming after the European short course championships in April 2006 at the age of 35, he still occasionally competed that year at invitational meets.