Rowdy Gaines

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Born: 02/17/1959 in Port Arthur, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (5)

2000 Olympic Games 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

1998 Goodwill Games 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Summer Olympics 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1990 Goodwill Games 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

16 Days of Glory (TV Show)

Actor

EDUCATION

Auburn University

won five NCAA championships

Milestones

2016

Served as a swimming analyst for NBC's coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics

2012

Was a swimming analyst for the London Olympics

2011

Set record in 50-yard freestyle among 50-54 age bracket 

1996

Recovered from temporary paralysis to become oldest swimmer to qualify for Olympics

1984

Won three gold medals in Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1984

Retired from sport to coach and serve as commentator for NBC

1981

Set 100-meter freestyle record

Bonus Trivia

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As of 2010, was still swimming for two hours and over 8,000 yards (4.5 miles) a day for 312 days out of the year.

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Didn't start swimming until his junior year of high school at the age of 17.

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His three wins at the 1984 Olympics made him the fourth-oldest swimmer in history to win a gold medal; at the time of his wins, he was 25 - a age reserved for retirement in his sport.

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