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Rowdy Gaines


Swimmer who also represented america in the 1984 Olympics and won the 100-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter freestyle, and 4×100-meter medley. He attempted several other sports activities as an adolescent before discovering going swimming. He certified for the 1996 Olympics but selected never to compete. He was raised in Winter season Haven, Florida. He protected Olympic going swimming for NBC in 1996, a broadcast that was anchored by Bob Costas.

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Full Name Rowdy Gaines
Date Of Birth February 17, 1959
Place Of Birth Winter Haven, FL
Height 1.85 m
Weight 73 kg
Profession Swimmer
Education Auburn University
Nationality American
Spouse Judy Gaines
Children Isabelle Gaines, Savanna Gaines, Emily Gaines, Madison Gaines
Parents Jettie Ann Coltharp Gaines, Ambrose Gaines III
Star Sign Aquarius

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1Inducted into the Florida Swimming Hall of Fame in 2014.
2Inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
3Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.
4Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1995.
5Won gold medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics for three events: 100-meter freestyle; 4 × 100 meters freestyle relay; and 4 × 100 meters medley relay.



Search for Tomorrow1984TV SeriesRowdy Gaines



Touch the Wall2014Documentary
2005 Men's EISL Swimming & Diving Championships2005TV MovieHimself - Host
The 1986 Goodwill Games1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator

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Mike & Mike2016TV SeriesHimself - Swimmer

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