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Rowdy Gaines

3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming, NBC Olympics Commentator

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 Rowdy Gaines Biography

One of the world’s fastest swimmers in the 1980s, Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines IV now ranks as the most experienced television analyst in the sport. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Gaines will serve as an analyst for swimming and open water. He has been NBC’s Olympic swimming analyst since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Gaines set world records in the 100-meter freestyle in 1981, the 200-meter freestyle in 1982 and capped off his phenomenal career by winning three gold medals for the United States at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. After entering the 1984 Olympic trials as a “past his prime” long-shot to make the team, he set an Olympic record in the 100-meter freestyle, and helped establish a world record by anchoring the 4×100-meter freestyle relay team. He completed the gold medal triple by swimming the freestyle anchor of the 4×100-meter medley, again setting Olympic and world records. Gaines also was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, which did not compete in Moscow because of the U.S. boycott.

After retiring, Gaines turned to broadcasting, working as a commentator on NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1992 and then as an analyst for NBC’s Olympic swimming coverage from Barcelona that same summer and again for the Beijing Games in 2008.

Named the World Swimmer of the Year in 1981, Gaines was an eight-time NCAA champion at Auburn University and was honored as the Southeastern Conference’s Athlete of the Year in 1981. He is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and later served as the Hall’s Executive Director. Gaines also served as the Chief Fundraising and Alumni Officer at USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport in the U.S.

In addition to parenting and broadcasting, Gaines volunteers for the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. He also is on the Board of Directors of Swim Across America, an organization designed to raise funds for cancer research.

Gaines is the Executive Director of Rowdy’s Kidz, a wellness initiative developed and supported by The Limu Company that reaches out to children across the country.

Gaines and his wife, Judy, reside in Lake Mary, Fla., with their four daughters.

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Rowdy Gaines

3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming, NBC Olympics Commentator

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Rowdy Gaines Biography

One of the world’s fastest swimmers in the 1980s, Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines IV now ranks as the most experienced television analyst in the sport. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Gaines will serve as an analyst for swimming and open water. He has been NBC’s Olympic swimming analyst since the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Gaines set world records in the 100-meter freestyle in 1981, the 200-meter freestyle in 1982 and capped off his phenomenal career by winning three gold medals for the United States at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. After entering the 1984 Olympic trials as a “past his prime” long-shot to make the team, he set an Olympic record in the 100-meter freestyle, and helped establish a world record by anchoring the 4×100-meter freestyle relay team. He completed the gold medal triple by swimming the freestyle anchor of the 4×100-meter medley, again setting Olympic and world records. Gaines also was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, which did not compete in Moscow because of the U.S. boycott.

After retiring, Gaines turned to broadcasting, working as a commentator on NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1992 and then as an analyst for NBC’s Olympic swimming coverage from Barcelona that same summer and again for the Beijing Games in 2008.

Named the World Swimmer of the Year in 1981, Gaines was an eight-time NCAA champion at Auburn University and was honored as the Southeastern Conference’s Athlete of the Year in 1981. He is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and later served as the Hall’s Executive Director. Gaines also served as the Chief Fundraising and Alumni Officer at USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport in the U.S.

In addition to parenting and broadcasting, Gaines volunteers for the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. He also is on the Board of Directors of Swim Across America, an organization designed to raise funds for cancer research.

Gaines is the Executive Director of Rowdy’s Kidz, a wellness initiative developed and supported by The Limu Company that reaches out to children across the country.

Gaines and his wife, Judy, reside in Lake Mary, Fla., with their four daughters.

Rowdy Gaines Videos

  • Rowdy Gaines: Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer, Broadcaster ...
  • Rowdy Gaines - Powered By LIMU™ - YouTube
  • Auburn Olympian Profile: Rowdy Gaines

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Rowdy Gaines Speaking Topics

  • Olympic Dream & Spirit

  • Adversity

  • Motivation

  • How Illness Almost Took My Life

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  • How to book Rowdy Gaines?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rowdy Gaines for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rowdy Gaines, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rowdy Gaines or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rowdy Gaines?

    Booking fees for Rowdy Gaines, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rowdy Gaines, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rowdy Gaines?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rowdy Gaines for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rowdy Gaines for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rowdy Gaines or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rowdy Gaines or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rowdy Gaines is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rowdy Gaines for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rowdy Gaines generally travels from Lake Mary, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Lezak, Jim Abbott, Pat Williams, John Naber and Cullen Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rowdy Gaines for an upcoming event.

Rowdy Gaines Speaker Videos

  • Rowdy Gaines: Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer, Broadcaster ...
    Rowdy Gaines - Powered By LIMU™ - YouTube
  • Auburn Olympian Profile: Rowdy Gaines

Rowdy Gaines Speaking Topics

  • Olympic Dream & Spirit

  • Adversity

  • Motivation

  • How Illness Almost Took My Life

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