Champions Mark Foster, Nick Robinson-Baker and Cassie Patten join 500 swimmers at London Fields Lido

Nick Robinson-Baker at the London Fields Lido on September 29. Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images

Nick Robinson-Baker at the London Fields Lido on September 29. Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images for British Gas

Six-time world champion Mark Foster, Olympic diver Nick Robinson-Baker and Olympic bronze medallist Cassie Patten took to the water in London Fields Lido alongside nearly 500 London swimmers yesterday.

Mark Foster, Cassie Patten and Nick Robinson-Baker at the London Fields Lido on September 29. Photo

Mark Foster, Cassie Patten and Nick Robinson-Baker at the London Fields Lido on September 29. Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images for British Gas

The pool was hosting the finale of a series of 10 SwimBritain events that have been taking place across the country over the last couple of months.

SwimBritain aims to encourage 500,000 more people to swim regularly by 2015 with the first-ever series of team relay events.

Mark, whose five year British record in the 50m Freestyle was only just broken this summer, wants to get people swimming.

“Many people spend long hours at work sitting down so it’s really important that they try and get regular exercise,” he said.


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“As well as the health and fitness benefits, swimming is refreshing, relaxing and liberating. It’s a great escape from the stresses of work and everyday life.”

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