Name: Mark Spitz
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Butterfly, 200 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 4x100 Freestyle, 4x200 Freestyle, 4x100 Medley
DOB: 2/10/1950
Birthplace: Modesto, Calif.
Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Santa Clara High School (Santa Clara, Calif.)
College: Indiana University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1968, 1972); 11-time Olympic medalist (9 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Mexico City 1968, gold (4x100-meter freestyle, 4x200 freestyle), silver (100 butterfly), bronze (100 freestyle)
  • Munich 1972, gold (100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle, 4x100 medley)
Personal: Son of Arnold and Lenore Spitz...One of three children...Named the world’s best 10-and-under swimmer...Captured 24 Amature Athletic Union titles and five Pan-American gold medals...Was the first athlete to win seven gold medals at a single Olympic Games...Ranked No. 33 on Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century list...Led a successful career in real estate and motivational speaking...Father to two children, Matthew and Justin.