After An Olympic Champ Joked His Mustache Made Him Faster, One Swim Team Took Him Far Too Seriously

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The eldest of three, Spitz was born to parents Arnold and Lenore Sylvia in Modesto, California, in 1950. However, the family then moved to the Hawaiian capital of Honolulu when Spitz was two. And here, the young boy developed an affinity with the water that would one day prove significant.

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