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Rowdy Gaines

Rowdy GainesAKA Ambrose Gaines IV

Born: 17-Feb-1959
Birthplace: Winter Haven, FL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Swimmer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Three Olympic gold medals in 1984

Held the world record for 100m freestyle, 1981-85.

Father: Ambrose Gaines III ("Buddy")
Mother: Jettie Ann Coltharp
Wife: Judith Lynn Zachea ("Judy", m. 3-Jun-1989, four daughters)
Daughter: Emily
Daughter: Isabelle
Daughter: Madison
Daughter: Savanna

    High School: Winter Haven High School, Winter Haven, FL
    University: Auburn University (1981)

    Olympic Gold Medal 1984 (100m freestyle)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1984 (4x100m freestyle)
    Olympic Gold Medal 1984 (4x100m medley)
    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
    US Olympic Hall of Fame
    Risk Factors: Guillain-Barré Syndrome

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