Mark Spitz

Phelps Receives “Excellence” Honor But Usain Bolt Wins Sportsman of the Year; Swimmer Dias Wins Disability Laureus

Michael Phelps didn’t win the Sportsman of the Year Award, but won’t leave Rio empty handed. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Missy Franklin Nominated For AAU Sullivan Award (Voting Open Now)

It’s now two months into 2013, but that doesn’t mean that Missy Franklin is done winning awards for her impressive 2012 season. (Credit: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Jason Lezak Decides to Retire at 37; Will Be Remembered for “The Anchor”

American Jason Lezak, who is nothing short of a swimming-hero, has made his retirement official at 37-years old. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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The Michael Phelps Effect On Kids In The Social Media Age

“11-year old, Makayla, aims for the Michael Phelps Olympic dream on video…” (Photo Credit: UTMA)

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Lifetime Achievement, 2012 Swammy Award Winner, Michael Phelps

“Michael’s path to greatness was sealed when he lost to Ian Thorpe and Pieter van den Hoogenband in Athens in the 200 freestyle. It proved Michael was fearless, unshakable.” (Swim Photo Credit: VIS)

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Industry Impact 2012 Swammy Award Winner, Arena USA

Swim News: “For many elites, The POWERSKIN Carbon Pro filled the void left by the FS3 in 2012.” (Swim Photo Credit: LaPress)

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Phelps Named AP Male Athlete of the Year

Michael Phelps has another honor for his trophy case, one dating back to 1931. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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Will Michael Phelps be Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Again?

Swim News: ” From Mark Spitz to Shirley Babashoff and David Berkoff, Sports Illustrated has told swimming’s history in detail.” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin Worth Millions to UC Berkeley

“LeBron James and Derek Jeter leapfrogged the NCAA monopoly. While in high school, however, neither had the global visibility or brand power Franklin now commands.” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning)

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ESPN Classic to Air Replay of Spitz’s 7 Gold Medals

Want an appreciation of how far the sport of swimming has come in the last 40 years? Check out ESPN…

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Happy 40th Anniversary, Mr. Spitz

40 Years ago from Tuesday, Mark Spitz etched his name in history as the winningest Olympian in a single games ever (Photo Courtesy: Fanbase.com)

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Spitz Still Non-Committal About Phelps on CNN’s “Piers Morgan”

Mark Spitz appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan” talk show last night, and despite promising to finally commit as to who…

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Sprint News 7/10/12: Pierse Gets New Gig, Can Spitz Beat Phelps?

The World Record holder Pierse will find herself back at the Olympics, but in a different role. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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How to Train between Trials & The Olympics

“Three primary factors can be cited for success and failure between the Olympic Trials & the Olympic Games…” (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)

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