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Rowdy Gaines

Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines (1959- ) was one of the world's fastest swimmers during years with the Auburn University swim team during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was a gold medalist during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and has remained with the sport as a publicist and pool-side television correspondent.
Courtesy of The Birmingham News. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Photograph by Bernard Troncale.