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1984 Olympic Games - Men
1984 Olympic Games - Men's 100 Meter Freestyle
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: westnyacktwins
Auburn Olympian Profile: Rowdy Gaines
Auburn Olympian Profile: Rowdy Gaines
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: AuburnTigers
Rowdy Gaines 100 Free 2010 USMS Championships
Rowdy Gaines 100 Free 2010 USMS Championships
Published: 2010/05/23
Channel: theathletevillage
Rowdy Gaines relives the 1980 Olympic Boycott: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com
Rowdy Gaines relives the 1980 Olympic Boycott: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com
Published: 2013/12/05
Channel: SwimSwam
Rowdy Gaines on NCAA Swimming
Rowdy Gaines on NCAA Swimming
Published: 2016/02/28
Channel: SwimSwam
3rd Annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic Oct. 14-16, 2011
3rd Annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic Oct. 14-16, 2011
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: U.S. Masters Swimming
Making a Splash
Making a Splash
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: GrowingBolder
Olympics - 1984 Los Angeles - Mens Swimming 100m Freestyle - USA Rowdy Gaines  imasportsphile
Olympics - 1984 Los Angeles - Mens Swimming 100m Freestyle - USA Rowdy Gaines imasportsphile
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Imasportsphile III
16 days of glory - John Moffet and Rowdy Gaines - part 2
16 days of glory - John Moffet and Rowdy Gaines - part 2
Published: 2008/04/26
Channel: ynotlleb
1984 Olympics Men
1984 Olympics Men's 4x100 Medley Relay Swimming Race
Published: 2014/02/15
Channel: backstroker84
Rowdy Gaines on why Phelps couldn
Rowdy Gaines on why Phelps couldn't stay retired (6/30/16)
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: Dan Patrick Show
16 days of glory - John Moffet and Rowdy Gaines - part 1
16 days of glory - John Moffet and Rowdy Gaines - part 1
Published: 2008/04/26
Channel: ynotlleb
Rowdy Gaines on the 2013 International Convention
Rowdy Gaines on the 2013 International Convention
Published: 2013/02/08
Channel: LIMU Company
Rowdy Gaines narrates Emory intrasquad 1000 freestyle
Rowdy Gaines narrates Emory intrasquad 1000 freestyle
Published: 2013/11/08
Channel: dme2732
Endless Pools® Swim Spa Commercial, Featuring Rowdy Gaines
Endless Pools® Swim Spa Commercial, Featuring Rowdy Gaines
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: Endless Pools
Ryan Lochte- Stiff Sentence But He Screwed Up Bad...Says Rowdy Gaines | TMZ Sports
Ryan Lochte- Stiff Sentence But He Screwed Up Bad...Says Rowdy Gaines | TMZ Sports
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: TMZSports
Rowdy Gaines Biography
Rowdy Gaines Biography
Published: 2008/03/25
Channel: rowdygaines
Rowdy Gaines - Broadcasting and Speaking
Rowdy Gaines - Broadcasting and Speaking
Published: 2008/06/12
Channel: rowdygaines
Rowdy Gaines - Records and Honors
Rowdy Gaines - Records and Honors
Published: 2008/06/12
Channel: rowdygaines
Auburn vs. Alabama Iron Bowl 2013, Rowdy Gaines reaction.
Auburn vs. Alabama Iron Bowl 2013, Rowdy Gaines reaction.
Published: 2013/12/02
Channel: Judy Gaines
Rowdy Gaines inside info
Rowdy Gaines inside info
Published: 2008/08/08
Channel: goldmedalmel
Eve and Candace at Golden Goggles: Rowdy Gaines, Jessica Hardy & Dominik Meichtry, Missy Franklin
Eve and Candace at Golden Goggles: Rowdy Gaines, Jessica Hardy & Dominik Meichtry, Missy Franklin
Published: 2013/12/07
Channel: Eve Candace
Rowdy Gaines Talks New Olympic Events | Outside Smoke Ep. 11
Rowdy Gaines Talks New Olympic Events | Outside Smoke Ep. 11
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: FloSwimming
Rowdy Gaines Breaks 100 freestyle Masters World Record
Rowdy Gaines Breaks 100 freestyle Masters World Record
Published: 2009/10/22
Channel: rowdygaines
2016 Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic
2016 Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: H.I.S. Travel
Rowdy Gaines on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 6/30/16
Rowdy Gaines on The Dan Patrick Show (Full Interview) 6/30/16
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: Dan Patrick Show
Rowdy Gaines on Olympic Drug Testing (6/30/16)
Rowdy Gaines on Olympic Drug Testing (6/30/16)
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: Dan Patrick Show
Off Deck -- Rowdy Gaines on New Olympic Events
Off Deck -- Rowdy Gaines on New Olympic Events
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Swimming World
Ryan Lochte & Rowdy Gaines on the 2013 International Convention
Ryan Lochte & Rowdy Gaines on the 2013 International Convention
Published: 2013/02/17
Channel: LIMU Company
Carlos practices for his swimming competition against Rowdy Gaines!
Carlos practices for his swimming competition against Rowdy Gaines!
Published: 2017/06/20
Channel: RealRadio1041
Rowdy Gaines - Powered By LIMU™
Rowdy Gaines - Powered By LIMU™
Published: 2010/07/06
Channel: LIMU Company
Rowdy Gaines: Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer, Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker
Rowdy Gaines: Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer, Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker
Published: 2011/03/16
Channel: BigSpeak Speakers Bureau
Rowdy Gaines, 1984 Olympian
Rowdy Gaines, 1984 Olympian
Published: 2014/08/14
Channel: LA84Foundation
US Olympic Team Trials - Swimming: #Lane9 Night 8: Rowdy Gaines Interview
US Olympic Team Trials - Swimming: #Lane9 Night 8: Rowdy Gaines Interview
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: USA Swimming
Practice with Rowdy Gaines / Swimming Competition
Practice with Rowdy Gaines / Swimming Competition
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Fam Fun- Musechka
The Limu Company-Rowdy Gaines
The Limu Company-Rowdy Gaines
Published: 2009/04/30
Channel: LimuSuccess
Rowdy Gaines Swims at North Myrtle Beach Meet
Rowdy Gaines Swims at North Myrtle Beach Meet
Published: 2013/02/09
Channel: WPDE ABC15
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Swimmer Rowdy Gaines contributes to the Lehigh tradition
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Swimmer Rowdy Gaines contributes to the Lehigh tradition
Published: 2012/06/26
Channel: Lehigh Sports
Open Water Planet Tips From Rowdy Gaines For Open Water Swimmers
Open Water Planet Tips From Rowdy Gaines For Open Water Swimmers
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: SwimSwam
Rowdy Gaines Keynote - WAHC 2015
Rowdy Gaines Keynote - WAHC 2015
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®)
Rowdy Gaines 2011 Orlando Florida 100 m Back
Rowdy Gaines 2011 Orlando Florida 100 m Back
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: eliasmunguia
Olympian Rowdy Gaines gives swimming lessons to local kids
Olympian Rowdy Gaines gives swimming lessons to local kids
Published: 2015/06/17
Channel: WESH 2 News
Amazing Senior Swimmers Set New World Record
Amazing Senior Swimmers Set New World Record
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: Betsy Bruggner
Swimming Saves Lives PSA Featuring Rowdy Gaines
Swimming Saves Lives PSA Featuring Rowdy Gaines
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: U.S. Masters Swimming
Olympic Champion Rowdy Gaines obsessed with Original Limu!
Olympic Champion Rowdy Gaines obsessed with Original Limu!
Published: 2007/12/14
Channel: limuprophet
Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines trains swimmers in Rockford, IL
Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines trains swimmers in Rockford, IL
Published: 2011/07/20
Channel: JLizard
Off Deck with Rowdy Gaines -- Jan. 27, 2017
Off Deck with Rowdy Gaines -- Jan. 27, 2017
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: Swimming World
Rowdy Gaines Teaches Reaction Time
Rowdy Gaines Teaches Reaction Time
Published: 2013/05/11
Channel: swimmaccarolina1977
USA Swim Foundation Brendan Hansen and Rowdy Gaines 2012 Golden Goggles Award Show
USA Swim Foundation Brendan Hansen and Rowdy Gaines 2012 Golden Goggles Award Show
Published: 2012/11/28
Channel: USA Swimming
Rowdy Gaines Visits Longwood Elementary
Rowdy Gaines Visits Longwood Elementary
Published: 2009/11/30
Channel: rowdygaines
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Rowdy Gaines
Rowdy Gaines 1983.jpg
Rowdy Gaines in 1983
Personal information
Full name Ambrose Gaines, IV
Nickname(s) "Rowdy"
National team United States
Born (1959-02-17) February 17, 1959 (age 58)
Winter Haven, Florida
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 161 lb (73 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team Auburn University

Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, IV (born February 17, 1959) is an American former competitive swimmer, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC. He covered the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, the London 2012 Summer Olympics,[1] and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

Biography[edit]

Born in Winter Haven, Florida, Gaines unsuccessfully tried other sports during his teen-age years but turned to swimming as a Winter Haven High School junior where he improved quickly and was offered a swimming scholarship to Auburn University. At Auburn he became a five-time NCAA champion under the training of former Auburn head swimming coach Richard Quick. From 1978 to 1984, Gaines set ten world records, and had the United States not boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, he would have been a favorite to win multiple medals at the event. After graduating from Auburn in 1981, he stopped swimming for several months, thinking he had missed his opportunity to be an Olympic medalist, but was urged to resume swimming by his father. He qualified for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California and won the 100 meter freestyle. He also won two gold medals for relays, swimming the anchor legs for the U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and 4×100-meter medley relay.[2]

In August 1991, Gaines was temporarily paralyzed with Guillain–Barré syndrome. After a two-month hospitalization, he experienced a surprising full recovery attributed largely to his superb physical condition as a competitive swimmer. He eventually regained world-class times and, at the age of 35, became the oldest swimmer to qualify for the trials for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Ultimately, he chose not to compete in the trials for the 1996 Olympics but instead continued his career as a television commentator, covering swimming for NBC at the Games.

Gaines was Outreach Director for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham, Alabama from 1997 until 2003 when he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to become the Chief Fund-raising and Alumni Officer for USA Swimming. In December 2007, Gaines became a spokesperson for LIMU, a direct sales company which produces a line of energy drinks.

Gaines still[when?] holds masters long course world records in several freestyle events. At the 2011 Short Course Masters Nationals, Gaines broke his own national record in the 50–54 division 50 yard freestyle (21.36),[3] notable in that he did the swim without the use of a technical suit (now banned). On July 16, 2011, Gaines broke the 50–54 Age Group record in the long course 100m freestyle with a time of 54.6.[4] Gaines resides in Lake Mary, Florida where he is Executive Director of Rowdy's Kidz, a charitable program sponsored by LIMU. His wife, Judy, and he have four daughters: Emily, Madison, Savanna and Isabelle. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1998.

Gaines is also a member of the board of directors of Photetica,[5] a low level laser based medical technology company based in Austin, Texas.[6] Photetica is in the clinical trial stage in oncology research.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • International Swimming Hall of Fame[8]
  • U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
  • Florida Sports Hall of Fame[9]
  • 1982 McDonald's Spirit Award[9]
  • 2007 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award[9]
  • Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year 1981

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frager, Ray (July 2008) "Medium Well: Your NBC Olympics lineup – A blog on sports media, news and networks". Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2011. . Weblogs.baltimoresun.com.
  2. ^ Rowdy Gaines Archived November 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Results". Archived from the original on May 4, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011. . 2011 Spring National Championships. usms.org
  4. ^ Keith, Braden (July 16, 2011). "In Briefs: Rowdy Gaines Breaks Masters World Record in Japan | SwimmersCircle | Where Swimmers, Coaches and Fans Belong". SwimmersCircle. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Rowdy Gaines
  8. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Rowdy Gaines (USA). Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Former Auburn Swimmers Denniston and Gaines Receive NCAA Awards". Auburn University Athletic Department. January 7, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2007. 

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Records
Preceded by
Chris Cavanaugh
Men's 50-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

April 10, 1980 – April 10, 1980
Succeeded by
Bruce Stahl
Preceded by
Jonty Skinner
Men's 100-meter freestyle
world record-holder (long course)

April 3, 1981 – August 6, 1985
Succeeded by
Matt Biondi
Awards
Preceded by
None
Swimming World
World Swimmer of the Year

1980
Succeeded by
Alex Baumann

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