Mark Spitz

48th Anniversary of Spitz Record-Setting 7th Olympic Gold Medal

Today marks the 48th anniversary of Mark Spitz record-setting 7th gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

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Bill Yorzyk, the First Olympic Gold Medalist in Butterfly, Dies at 87

Bill Yorzyk won the Olympic gold medal in the 200 fly in Melbourne in 1956, which was the first Olympic gold medal ever offered in the stroke.

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Dolfin Swim of the Week: Mark Spitz’s First World Record On This Day in 1967

Olympic legend Mark Spitz made his first foray into the world record books on this day in 1967 – and re-set that world record almost exactly one year later.

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Roadmaps 2.0 – Mapping International Swim Stars: Men’s 200 Fly

As we explore the evolution of the 21st century face of the men’s 200 fly thus far, who do you think will become the 2020s face of the men’s 200 fly?

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Beyond the 8 Golds: Michael Phelps’ Goal Times For the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Though Michael Phelps set World Records in 4 of his 5 individual races in Beijing, he did not achieve all of the goal times he and Bowman had established.

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The Dark Side of Super Success

“Shut up and just go for it,” Austrian Olympic medalist Markus Rogan would tell himself throughout his career. “All the while, I never asked myself why.”

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Watch Mark Spitz Race at the NCAA Championships, 1969-1972

Though Mark Spitz is best known for winning 7 gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the Indiana Hoosier also had a legendary NCAA career.

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Beyond The Lane Lines: New Danish Swimming Director Named

This edition of Beyond the Lane Lines features the newly-named Danish Swimming Union Director, as well as news on Olympic toys.

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets: Ryan Murphy’s Favorite Pool

We’re back with swimming’s TopTenTweets!

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Kansas City Chiefs Win First Super Bowl in 50 Years: a Swimming Retrospective

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs won their first Super Bowl in 50 years. We use that as a measuring stick to mark the passage of time in our own sport of…

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The Story of Mark Spitz and The Birth of Arena

Mark Spitz shares his history of how the arena relationship began, and he shares his opinion on swimsuit tech now and how it impacts a swimmer’s confidence.

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Nathan Adrian, Regan Smith & Alice Tai Nominated for Laureus World Sport Awards

Nathan Adrian (above) returned from testicular cancer treatment to win 2 gold medals at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Roland, My Guide In Swimming

Olympian John Naber: I have spent the last two days in shock and mourning over the news of the sudden death of my role model in Olympic sport, Roland Matthes.

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Win a Visit With Olympic Legend Mark Spitz

Bring Olympic legend Mark Spitz to your hometown pool or club for an inspirational visit including autographs, selfies, giveaways, and more.

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2019 Golden Goggles: LIVE Awards Show Recap

Follow along here as we will provide a live recap of tonight’s Golden Goggles awards gala.

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