Rowdy Gaines Biography
Rowdy Gaines is an accomplished American former competitive swimmer, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Rowdy is the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC.
Rowdy has covered swimming at every Olympic Games since 1996, including the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
Rowdy Gaines Age
Rowdy is 62 years old as of 2021, he was born Ambrose Gaines IV on February 17, 1959, in Winter Haven, Florida, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on February 17, every year and his birth sign is Aquarius.
Rowdy Gaines Height
Rowdy stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm). However, details regarding his other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Rowdy Gaines Weight
Rowdy Weighs 73 kilograms (161 Ibs) in 2021. Known for his swimming skills, Rowdy has blue eyes and his hair color is brown.
Rowdy Gaines Education
Rowdy is a highly educated and qualified person. He attended Winter Haven High School, where he improved promptly and was given a swimming scholarship to Auburn University. At Auburn, he became a five-time NCAA champion under the training of former Auburn head swimming coach Richard Quick.
Rowdy Gaines Family
Rowdy Gaines Parents and Siblings
Rowdy was born and raised by his parents, Ambrose Gaines III(father), and Jettie Ann Coltharp Gaines(mother) in Winter Haven, Florida. Our efforts to find out more about his family came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Gaines’ parents is still unclear. It is also not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.
Rowdy Gaines Wife
Rowdy is a happily married man. He is married to the love of his life, Judy Gaines. However, he likes to keep his personal life private hence information about his dating/married life is not available. Nonetheless, further information regarding his family in detail is currently under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.
Rowdy Gaines Daughters
Rowdy and his spouse Judy Gaines are both proud parents of four beautiful daughters, Emily, Madison, Savanna, and Isabelle. He has done a very good job of maintaining his personal and professional life. Rowdy is a good husband and also a loving father. Till now no rumors about their divorce have emerged.
Rowdy Gaines Net Worth
Rowdy’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $15 million dollars (Approx) as of 2021. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as a Swimmer. Through his various sources of income, Rowdy has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Rowdy Gaines Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Rowdy.
Rowdy Gaines Wikipedia
- Full Names: Ambrose Gaines IV.
- Popular As: Rowdy Gaines.
- Gender: Male.
- Occupation / Profession: Former Swimmer & TV Commentator.
- Nationality: American.
- Race / Ethnicity: White.
- Religion: Christian.
- Sexual Orientation: Straight.
Rowdy Gaines Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 62 Years Old.
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius.
- Date of Birth: February 17, 1959.
- Place of Birth: Winter Haven, Florida.
- Birthday: February 17.
Rowdy Gaines Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Pending Update.
- Height / How Tall?: 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).
- Weight: 73 kilograms (161 Ibs) in 2021.
- Eye Color: Blue.
- Hair Color: Brown.
- Shoe Size: Pending Update.
Rowdy Gaines Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): Ambrose Gaines III.
- Mother: Jettie Ann Coltharp Gaines.
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Pending Update.
- Marital Status: Married.
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Judy Gaines.
- Children: Daughter(s)(Emily, Madison, Savanna, and Isabelle).
Rowdy Gaines Networth and Salary
- Net Worth: $1 million and $15 million dollars (Approx) as of 2021.
- Salary: Pending Update.
- Source of Income: Career as a Former Swimmer & TV Commentator.
Rowdy Gaines House and Cars
- Place of living: Orlando, FL.
- Cars: Car Brand to be Updated.
Rowdy Gaines Swimmer
Rowdy Gaines Television Commentator (ESPN and NBC)
Rowdy tried other sports during his youthful years but turned to swim as a Winter Haven High School junior where he improved promptly and was given a swimming scholarship to Auburn University. At Auburn, he became a five-time NCAA champion under the training of former Auburn head swimming trainer Richard Quick.
From 1978 until 1984, Rowdy set ten world records. He was rated a favorite to win various gold medals at the 1980 Olympics. At the time he was the world record holder in the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyles.
The 1980 boycott prevented Rowdy from competing at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. After graduating from Auburn in 1981, he stopped swimming for six months, thinking he had missed his chance to be an Olympic medalist but was compelled to resume swimming by his father.
Rowdy qualified for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, and won the 100-meter freestyle. He also won two gold medals for relays, swimming the anchor legs for the U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and 4×100-meter medley relay.
In August 1991, Rowdy was momentarily paralyzed with Guillain–Barré syndrome. After a two-month hospitalization, he underwent a remarkable full recovery attributed largely to his excellent physical condition as a competitive swimmer.
Rowdy finally regained world-class times and, at the age of 35, became the oldest swimmer to qualify for the trials for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Eventually, he chose not to compete in the trials for the 1996 Olympics but instead continued his profession as a television commentator, covering swimming for NBC at the Games.
Rowdy was Outreach Director for the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in Birmingham, Alabama from 1997 till 2003 when he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to become the Chief Fund-raising and Alumni Officer for USA Swimming. In December 2007, Rowdy became a spokesperson for LIMU, a direct sales firm that produces a line of energy drinks.
Rowdy still holds master’s long course world records in various freestyle events. At the 2011 Short Course Masters Nationals, he broke his own national record in the 50 – 54 division 50 yard freestyle (21.36), notable in that he did the swim without the use of a technical suit.
On July 16, 2011, Rowdy broke the 50 – 54 Age Group record in the long course 100m freestyle with a time of 54.6. He resides in Lake Mary, Florida where he is Executive Director of Rowdy’s Kidz, a charitable program sponsored by LIMU. His spouse, Judy, and he have four daughters: Emily, Madison, Savanna, and Isabelle.
Rowdy joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1998. He is also a member of the board of directors of Photetica, a low-level laser-based medical technology firm based in Austin, Texas. Phonetics is in the clinical trial stage in oncology research.
Rowdy Gaines Endless Pool
Rowdy has used an Endless Pool in his home since 1998 and is still as passionate about the product and company today as he was the first time he tried it. Rowdy’s enthusiasm and swimming pedigree make him the perfect spokesperson for the most advanced swimming machine in the world. He also recently added an Endless Pool Swim Spa to his home and loves the versatility it offers.
Rowdy Gaines Awards and Achievements
- International Swimming Hall of Fame
- U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame
- Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
- Florida Sports Hall of Fame
- 1982 McDonald’s Spirit Award
- 2007 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award
- Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year 1981
Frequently Asked Questions About Rowdy Gaines
Who is Rowdy Gaines?
Rowdy is an American former competitive swimmer, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
How old is Rowdy Gaines?
Rowdy is an American national born on February 17, 1959, in Winter Haven, Florida.
How tall is Rowdy Gaines?
Rowdy stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).
Is Rowdy Gaines married?
Yes, Rowdy is married to Judy. They got married and together they have four daughters. The couple resides in Lake Mary, Florida together with their children.
How much is Rowdy Gaines worth?
Rowdy has a net worth of $1 million and $15 million dollars (Approx) as of 2021. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.
Where does Rowdy Gaines live?
Rowdy is a resident of Orlando, FL, USA, we shall upload pictures of his house as soon as we have them.
Is Rowdy dead or alive?
Rowdy is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Rowdy Now?
Rowdy is the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC.
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