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Motivation | Olympics | Sports
Rowdy Gaines has one of the most inspirational stories in all of sport. When he missed the U.S. Boycotted 1980 Olympics this didn't end his career, it ignited it! After taking a year off, he returned to the 1984 Olympics an underdog but emerged a winner and it doesn't stop there.
In 1991 Mr. Gaines was diagnosed with Guillan-Barre Syndrome, paralyzing him for over two weeks; not only did he recover, he went on to win 2 World Master's Titles and broke 2 World Masters Records the following year. He is known as one of the world's most dedicated, as well as, ambitious athletes and symbolizes the American quest for more than gold.
Today, Rowdy Gaines is often referred to as "Swimming's Greatest Ambassador." Known as the voice of swimming, he has worked with CBS, TNT, ESPN, and NBC as an announcer for swimming and other events. He travels the world passionately sharing his love for the sport of swimming with youth, parents, and coaches.
Rowdy Gaines serves as a national spokesperson for the Children's Miracle Network, HealthSouth, Disney, Rayban, Speedo, and John Hancock. He is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and is a sought after motivational speaker by companies worldwide. He resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his family and is currently the Executive director of Rowdy's kids with The Limu Company.