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In 1966 at age 16, he won the 100-meter butterfly at the AAU national championships, the first of his 24 total AAU titles. The Weinstein JCC in Richmond was one of the Host JCC's for the 2005 games with over 1,000 teenagers participating in various sports, including swimming.
The following year, Mark set his first world record at a small California meet in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of .60, and emerged on the world swimming stage. He won five gold medals at the 1967 Pan American Games, setting a record that lasted until 2007 when Brazilian swimmer, Thiago Pereira, won six golds at the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Furthermore, Spitz set a new world record in each of the seven events – 100-meter freestyle (51.22), 200-meter freestyle (.78), 100-meter butterfly (54.27), 200-meter butterfly (.70), 4×100-meter freestyle relay (.42), 4×200-meter freestyle relay (.78), and 4×100-meter medley relay (.16).
Originally, Spitz was reluctant to swim the 100-meter freestyle, fearing a less-than-gold medal finish.
Spitz also set a number of world records during the U. Olympic Swim Trials held in Chicago's Portage Park in 1972.
He was nicknamed "Mark the Shark" by his teammates.
Disappointed in his 1968 Olympic performance, Spitz decided in January 1969 to attend Indiana University While at Indiana, Spitz won eight individual NCAA titles. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States.
A poster featuring Spitz wearing his swimsuit and seven gold medals made him the hottest pin-up since Betty Grable.