Everybody in the pool -- not so fast, Mark Spitz.
Spitz is miffed that he wasn't officially invited to Beijing to witness Michael Phelps' assault on his record of seven gold medals in a single Olympics.
"I never got invited," he told Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong. "You don't go to the Olympics just to say, 'I am going to go.' Especially because of who I am. 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."
Spitz, 58, accomplished his feat swimming in the Munich Games in 1972.
"They voted me one of the top five Olympians in all time," said Spitz, a stockbroker. "Some of them are dead. But they invited the other ones to go to the Olympics, but not me. Yes, I am a bit upset about it."
Earlier this month, asked about going to Beijing, Spitz told the Free Press:
"During the course of the first couple of days of the Olympics, I'm in Hong Kong. And then I have to go back to the States because I have some business, and then I'm off to Detroit. That's where I'll be. My son is in a basketball tournament there and my wife and I will be there for that."