Among his many achievements, Rowdy Gaines’ contributions to the sport of swimming have earned him the prestigious USA Swimming Award – the highest honor in swimming.
Gaines’ performance at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics resulted in 3 Gold Medals and international praise for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team.
Once labeled the fastest swimmer in the world, Gaines has swum the equivalent of the circumference of the earth (and counting) over his lifetime.
A 10-time world record holder, Gaines travels the world dedicating his time to sharing his love of swimming with youth, parents and coaches.
The “Voice of Swimming”, Gaines has commentated some of the biggest moments in the sport over the last 20 years, including 7 Olympic games.