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Masters Swim Clinic with Olympian Rowdy Gaines
October 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$70.00
The Michigan Masters LMSC is proud to announce a Masters Swim Clinic featuring Olympic swimmer Rowdy Gaines.
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 10:00 AM.
Detroit Yacht Club Natatorium
USMS Sanction #193-S013
The clinic will be limited to 24 swimmers
The Michigan Masters LMSC is proud to announce a Masters Swim Clinic featuring Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Rowdy Gaines on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 10:00 AM.
Whether it’s teaching starts and turns, or any of the four stroke techniques, Rowdy takes a hands-on approach both in and out of the water.
Throughout the 1980’s Rowdy Gaines was the fastest swimmer on the planet. His world records have 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 at the Moscow games, 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.
After a miraculous recovery from temporary paralysis during a two-month hospital stay, he became the oldest swimmer at the time at age 35 to qualify for Olympic Trials. Over the course of his life, he’s swum more than 25,000 miles — roughly the equivalent of swimming the entire globe along the Equator.