Fit Kids Adds United States Olympic Hero To Honorary Board

Mark Spitz

The Fit Kids Foundation welcomes Former US Olympian & Olympic Gold Medalist Mark Spitz to the Fit Kids Honorary Board!

Mark has an extensive background working for youth non-profits

Mark’s achievements include being a nine-time Olympic champion and former world record holder in seven events.  At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Mark swam to win seven gold medals, which was an achievement that has only been surpassed once in Olympic history by Michael Phelps at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Between 1968 and 1972, Spitz won a total of nine Olympic Gold Medals, one Silver Medal, and one Bronze Medal.  Mark held many more achievements during that time period, including five Pan American golds, 31 AAU titles, and eight NCAA titles. Mark also set 35 world records and was named the World Swimmer of the Year while being only the third athlete ever to win nine Olympic Gold Medals.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors & Staff at the Fit Kids Foundation, I would like to welcome Mark to the Fit Kids family” said Executive Director Ashley Hunter. “We feel truly honored to have Mark’s guidance, support, and leadership as we continue to grow Fit Kids and reach more children across the country.”

Mark becomes the 12th member of the Fit Kids Honorary Board and will help provide guidance to the Fit Kids Foundation with his extensive Non-Profit experience.

Spitz won seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games