Mark Spitz

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Mark Spitz

Mark Spitz

By making a comeback, I'm changing the attitude of people toward me. If I'd known that people would react so enthusiastically, I'd have done it years ago.More Mark Spitz [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims. That's all mental attitude.More Mark Spitz [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I just tried to keep my cool and continue with my race plan: to win.More Mark Spitz [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I am not qualified to talk about the diet. Simply because I am not a dietician.More Mark Spitz [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In my day, at 12 years old, which was 38 years ago, we worked out in summer months for two and a half hours. Today someone in that age group might work out for four hours, two hours in the morning and two at night.More Mark Spitz [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while.More Mark Spitz [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I just tried to keep my cool and continue with my race plan: to win.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you're fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only side effect of too much training is that you get into better shape. There is nothing wrong with that.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And if you have high cholesterol, you would feel the same as if you had low cholesterol because there are no side effects, no symptoms of having high cholesterol.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because a known fact is better than an unknown fact.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I walked away from the sport for 17 years, then started swimming again recently in a master's program.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I always wanted to be a dentist from the time I was in high school, and I was accepted to dental school in the spring of 1972. I was planning to go, but after the Olympics there were other opportunities.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By making a comeback, I'm changing the attitude of people toward me. If I'd known that people would react so enthusiastically, I'd have done it years ago.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I got beat real hard and heavy in the Olympic Games in 1968 by a guy who swam an incredible race one time in his whole life, but he did it right at the right time. I'd like to be that guy now. Maybe that's what I'm going to have to pull out of my hat to make the Olympic team.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wasn't able to lower my cholesterol so they put me on a statin drug. It is called lipitor. I was able to lower my level in about 30 days from above 300 to below 200.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's ability and likelihood for success.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am going to sit there and watch Michael Phelps break my record anonymously? That's almost demeaning to me. It is not almost - it is.More Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In my day, at 12 years old, which was 38 years ago, we worked out in summer months for two and a half hours. Today someone in that age group might work out for four hours, two hours in the morning and two at nightMore Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So in my mind I own a lot of house records stillMore Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a whileMore Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm at the depot, and I'm not going anywhere. That's better to deal with than having to deal with the unknown. And the unknown is they don't want to fail. They don't want to pay the price unless there's a guarantee they're going to get thereMore Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are times I might coach one or two workouts a year when the regular coach gets caught in trafficMore Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In everyday life there is always manana. There is no urgencyMore Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our prospects look favorable, but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold medal count as in previous Olympics. But I am not coachingMore Mark Spitz [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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