FORMER olympic swimmer Mark Foster gave a class to kids at the Dorchester Sports Centre yesterday as part of a national event in aid of Macmillan.

Laura Taylor, duty manager at Dorchester Sports Centre, said: “This was an amazing opportunity for youngsters to come and get advice and tips from someone like Mark, who has achieved so much in his swimming career.

“There has been a real buzz about the place, as he is well known in the swimming community.

“We have had a lot of interest in this event.

“He's a lovely guy and a real inspiration for the kids.”