Rowdy Gaines - LIMU's World Class Olympic Gold Medalist
Swimming gave Rowdy a lot; it gave him everything. It taught him even more—about commitment, teamwork, responsibility and dedication. Swimming was the best gift of his life, and he wants to return the favor to others.
Now Rowdy spends a lot of time, much of it on the road, doing exactly that. Thanks to LIMU, he’s able to talk to kids about heroes and champions and dreams. He talks to them about listening to coaches and parents and teachers. He talks to them about discipline and integrity and teamwork. He goes to schools, to swimming pools, to hospitals. Sometimes he critiques a stroke; sometimes he compliments homework; sometimes he just smiles and hugs. But he always, always, brings hope.
The gold Rowdy cherishes most, however, he finds in the hearts of children. Swimming led him to gold, but it taught him more, he says, about the path it took to get there. Now he leads them along the path, pointing out the right direction, the right people, the right thing to do. He lets them know they are not alone on that path, that there is someone there to help them. He talks about who heroes are, they being the people who walk the path with you, guide and help you. Heroes are real people: teachers, moms, dads, uncles, grandparents, ministers.
Everyone has a gift, he tells the kids, that makes him or her special and unique. Don’t be afraid to try to find it, he tells them, even if it seems like only a dream. Dreams are real, and dreams can come true. The champion in each of them will believe, will find the dream and make it real.
If you are located in or around the central Florida region, Rowdy is ready, willing and available to do a Rowdy’s Kidz clinic with your organization. See below for the associated requirements.
Please note: All times are approximations and are subject to change.
Event: Rowdy's Kidz Swim Clinic FREE for experienced swimmers, ages 8-18 Date/Time: Thursday, May 24th, 5:00 PM Location: Cecil Aquatic Center Address: 13611 Normandy Blvd #A Jacksonville, FL 32221 Latoya Taylor-White, 904-579-6639 Mincy more
Event: LIMU EXPERIENCE PARTY with Special Guest, Rowdy Gaines FREE! Open to entire community Date/Time: Thursday, May 24th, 7:00 PM Location: Bartram Springs Subdivision Amenity Center Address: 14530 Cherry more
Rowdy Gaines and TEAM BLU FROG are all set to break new world records all over again at the 3rd Annual Rowdy Gaines Classic this year, having grown the team from 50 to 100+ nationwide in the past 12 months. Here’s a look of all that was last year, care of our friends at Growing Bolder.
Tiburon Sprint Classic: Battle of the Sexes, Can Rowdy Beat the Girls?
By Braden Keith
Olympian Rowdy Gaines on the US swim team’s gold medal pressure
By Scott Stump
5 Questions with…Rowdy Gaines
By Jeff Nuich
CSN Chicago Senior Director of Communications
At 53, Gaines is a multiple-world-record-holding masters swimmer, a husband, father and spokesman for Limu, a performance drink.
Gold-medal Olympic swimmer Rowdy Gaines works for the dietary-supplement company Limu.
Two-time world-champion swimmer Michelle Griglione wouldn’t have dreamed of teaching her own daughter to swim. She left that to the professionals. So eight years ago, the Orlando mother enrolled her…
Gaines, now a spokesman and competitive swimmer for the LIMU Company, travels the country and abroad making motivational speeches.
Los Angeles Times
… Olympian in gymnastics who won gold in 1996 and bronze in 1992, 1996 and 2000) and Rowdy Gaines (three-time Olympic gold medalist in 1984 in swimming).