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Op-Ed: 5 Olympic gold medalist swimmers that are also fathers

Lenny Krayzelburg: Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg is a father to twin daughters Aleksa and Daniela. Krayzelburg is also the General Manager of the Los Angeles Current in the International Swimming League (ISL).

8-time Olympic medalist Jason Lezak

8-time Olympic medalist Jason Lezak
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Jason Lezak: Eight-time Olympic medalist swimmer Jason Lezak (four gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze medals) is a father to three kids, as well as an ambassador of the USA Swimming Foundation. Lezak is also the General Manager of the Cali Condors in the International Swimming League (ISL).

Five-time Olympic medalist swimmer Josh Davis

Five-time Olympic medalist swimmer Josh Davis
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Josh Davis: Five-time Olympic medalist Josh Davis (three gold medals and two silver medals) is a father of six children, as well as the founder of the Breakout Swim Clinic.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rowdy Gaines in 1983.

Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rowdy Gaines in 1983.
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Rowdy Gaines: Three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines is a father to four daughters, as well as a grandfather. He is doing everything in his power to promote water safety and to prevent childhood drowning. Gaines serves as an ambassador for the USA Swimming Foundation.

Four-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones

Four-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones
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Cullen Jones: Four-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones (two gold medals and two silver medals) is celebrating his first Father’s Day this year. He is a father to a baby boy named Ayven, who was born in July of 2019. Jones also serves as an ambassador of the USA Swimming Foundation.

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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