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Medal Winners, Olympics


Three-Time Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist

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Olympic gold medalist, Rowdy Gaines, was born on February 17, 1959 in Winter Haven, Florida. Gaines is a former U.S. swimmer, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, Olympic three-time gold medalist, and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He is currently the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC including coverage of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, his fourth as a TV commentator.

Throughout the 1980s Rowdy Gaines was the fastest swimmer on the planet. His world records confirmed his place in swimming history. The Olympic Boycott of 1980 came during the peak of his career, when he set world records in the 100 and 200-meter freestyles and Swimming World Magazine voted him World Swimmer of the Year. He was predicted to win five Olympic gold medals in Moscow.

After a brief retirement, the allure of competing proved too strong, and he returned to the pool, where the consummate technician resumed his attack on the record books. At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, no swimmer won more races than he did with his three gold medals in the 100 meter freestyle, the 4x100 meter freestyle and medley relays.

In 1991, the swimming world was shocked to hear that Rowdy had contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves. Partially paralyzed for over a month, Rowdy fought back and overcame the disorder with the love and support of family, the swimming community and knowledgeable medical professionals. "Swimming literally saved my life, my doctors explained, that my lung capacity from swimming spared me from breathing with a respirator". One year later he went on to the World Masters Championships and won the glamorous 50 and 100 meter events.

Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines IV... best known around the world as Rowdy Gaines... was the fastest man in swimming throughout the early 1980s. At the peak of his career and heavily favored to win five gold medals at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the U.S. boycott denied him that chance. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he was not expected to medal but instead capped his phenomenal career with three gold medals and two world records. Displaying his intense perseverance and incredible competitive drive, Rowdy's swimming accomplishments are truly remarkable:

Rowdy Gaines's down-home, humble attitude is contagious, but as a successful athlete Gaines has a very competitive nature. He doesn't like to lose. If you beat him, you know you've earned it.

Gaines is able to carry that message and articulate words of wisdom in a way that inspires. He uses plenty of examples and illustrations in his talks, which have spanned the globe. View comments about Rowdy's appearances.

Rowdy Gaines serves as a national spokesperson for the Children's Miracle Network, HealthSouth, Disney, Rayban, Speedo, and John Hancock. He is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a sought after motivational speaker by companies world-wide. He's a regular TV commentator for swimming and sporting events.

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