Mark Spitz

Letter to the Editor: Do Swim Fans Spit on Spitz? Is Phelps The Clear-Cut GOAT?

Has Mark Spitz been unfairly forgotten in the conversation for the Greatest Swimmer of All-Time?

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Revenge of the Nerds, Part 2: All-Time Men’s Olympic Medal Winners

It’s no secret that Michael Phelps sits atop the Olympic medal heap – but by how much? And just how strong is the American men’s legacy?

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Left Handed Swimmers Celebrate Left Handers Day

Left handed people are a little like X-Men, with superpowers. For example left handers can adjust to seeing underwater quicker! 5-time Olympic medalist, Josh Davis (featured image), is left handed. (Photo Credit: MOO BOSC)

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Top 10 Coolest eBay Swimming Souvenirs of the Week: July 21st, 2013

This ticket from the 1936 Summer Olympics would have earned the holder rights to see the women’s 100 meter final. (Photo: eBay)

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Close to 900 swimmers competing at Canadian Masters Nationals

From May 17th-20th the Nepean Master Swim Club in co-operation with the Nepean Kanata Barracudas Age Group Swim Club will…

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International Swimming Hall of Fame Could Move to California

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, currently located in the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex (shown here), could be venturing West…

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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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