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.

- Mark Spitz

The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims. That's all mental attitude.

- Mark Spitz

There are times I might coach one or two workouts a year when the regular coach gets caught in traffic.

- Mark Spitz

All things being equal, if we could simulate the same scenario, he has a lot more difficult task. He's elected to swim six individual events, as opposed to what I elected to do, which was four.

- Mark Spitz

The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy.

- Mark Spitz

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.

- Mark Spitz

My biggest loss was the Olympics. I just can't forget losing. I never will.

- Mark Spitz

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 coaching.

- Mark Spitz

I'm trying to do the best I can. I'm not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today.

- Mark Spitz

When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention of shaving the mustache off, but I realized I was getting so many comments about it - and everybody was talking about it - that I decided to keep it.

- Mark Spitz