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Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame honors Rowdy Gaines

Posted Aug 8, 2019 by Markos Papadatos
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines has a major reason to be proud. He is headed to the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rowdy Gaines in 1983.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rowdy Gaines in 1983.
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This year's Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on September 13, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri.
This event is in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports convention, and this year's induction ceremony is open to the public and free.
In Masters swimming, Gaines smashed 26 FINA Masters world records, 19 of which were in a long-course pool and seven of which were in a short-course pool. His 200 meter freestyle world record in the 30-34 age group has stood the test of time. He set that world record back in 1989 and it still stands to this day.
Gaines is an ambassador of the USA Swimming Foundation and he is a swimming analyst for ESPN and NBC Sports.
He has been recognized by the following Halls of Fame: the International Swimming Hall of Fame, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, the Florida Sports Hall of Fame and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
To learn more about Rowdy Gaines, check out his official homepage.
Read More: This past May, Rowdy Gaines sat down and chatted with Digital Journal at a hotel in Manhattan, where he spoke about the USA Swimming Foundation and the "Make A Splash Tour."