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Rowdy Gaines

Rowdy Gaines

Keynote Speaker: 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming, NBC Olympics Commentator

Rowdy Gaines Biography

Throughout the 1980’s Rowdy Gaines was the fastest swimmer on the planet. His world records confirmed his place in swimming history. The Olympic Boycott of 1980 came during the peak of his career, when he set world records in the 100 M and 200M freestyles and Swimming World Magazine voted him World Swimmer of the Year. He was expected to win five Olympic gold medals in Moscow, but he was not able to realize that goal.

After a brief retirement, the allure of competing proved too strong, and he returned to the pool, where the consummate technician resumed his attack on the record books. At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, no swimmer won more races than he did with his three gold medals in the 100M freestyle, the 4x100M freestyle and medley relays. During his career he broke a total of 14 World Records.

In 1991, the swimming world was shocked to hear that Rowdy had contracted Guillan-Barre Syndrome, an autoimmune virus that attacks the nervous system. Completely paralyzed for over two weeks, Rowdy fought back, overcame the disease and one year later went to the World Masters Championships and won the glamorous 50 and 100-meter freestyle events.

He has also been inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame and works with many charitable organizations including the USA Swimming Foundation, Swim Across America benefitting research for cancer and Special Olympics.

Today, he is Vice President of Aquatics for the Central Florida YMCA as he talks to kids, mentors them and spreads the message that championship comes not from the outside but from the inside, and that dreams can come true if you believe in yourself.

Today, Gaines is often referred to as "Swimming’s Greatest Ambassador." Maybe life goes on without the Olympics, but not for the fastest swimmer on Earth. His determination to compete in Los Angeles in 1984 and his stellar success mark Rowdy Gaines one of the world's most dedicated as well as ambitious athletes and symbolize the American quest for more than gold.

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Rowdy Gaines Speaking Topics

How Illness Almost Took My Life

Motivation

Adversity

Olympic Dream & Spirit

Rowdy Gaines Videos

World Swim Gala Keynote | Rowdy Gaines
Olympian Rowdy Gaines' Journey to Gold-Medal Hearing - YouTube
2019 Navy Swimming and Diving - Rowdy Gaines Interview - YouTube

How to book Rowdy Gaines?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rowdy Gaines for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rowdy Gaines, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rowdy Gaines or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Rowdy Gaines?

Booking fees for Rowdy Gaines, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rowdy Gaines, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Rowdy Gaines?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rowdy Gaines for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rowdy Gaines for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rowdy Gaines or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rowdy Gaines or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Rowdy Gaines is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Inspirational and Sports Motivation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rowdy Gaines for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Rowdy Gaines generally travels from Lake Mary, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rocky Bleier, Jim Morris and Jim Abbott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rowdy Gaines for an upcoming event.

Rowdy Gaines Speaking Topics

  • How Illness Almost Took My Life

  • Motivation

  • Adversity

  • Olympic Dream & Spirit

Rowdy Gaines Videos

World Swim Gala Keynote | Rowdy Gaines
Olympian Rowdy Gaines' Journey to Gold-Medal Hearing - YouTube
2019 Navy Swimming and Diving - Rowdy Gaines Interview - YouTube

Rowdy Gaines News

How to book Rowdy Gaines?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rowdy Gaines for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rowdy Gaines, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rowdy Gaines or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Rowdy Gaines?

Booking fees for Rowdy Gaines, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rowdy Gaines, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Rowdy Gaines?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rowdy Gaines for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rowdy Gaines for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rowdy Gaines or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rowdy Gaines or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Rowdy Gaines is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Inspirational and Sports Motivation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rowdy Gaines for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Rowdy Gaines generally travels from Lake Mary, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rocky Bleier, Jim Morris and Jim Abbott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rowdy Gaines for an upcoming event.

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