The YMCA of Central Florida is billing an April week as “Splash Week,” complete with free swimming lessons to promote water survival skills in the state.
Mel Stewart underwater versus Rowdy Gaines above water.
Happy birthday Rowdy!
Today marks the birthday of Olympic gold medalist and swim commentator Rowdy Gaines. So in celebration, we’ve got a Rowdy-centric photo vault to highlight the coach, swimmer and TV personality in all of his various roles.
Thanks to Lafayette alum and U.S. FINA Press Commissioner, Greg Eggert, Olympic icons Brendan Hansen and Rowdy Gaines traveled to NYC to cover the famous Lehigh vs Layafette dual meet.
USA Swimming will be announcing the 2016 Olympic Trials via live webcast on Thursday.
“This was simply a natural fit for me. “said Rowdy Gaines. Our family built an IHC home from the ground up on the beach in Florida over 30 years ago. I grew up spending the weekends and summers there. It was my escape.”
SWIM SPEED STROKES breakS down the pull, kick, core movement, and timing of elite swimmers PVK, Rebecca Soni, Aaron Peirsol, Rowdy Gaines, Ashley Whitney, Vlad Morozov, Ariana Kukors, Andrew Gemmell, Laura Sogar, Nicolas Fink, Elizabeth Beisel, Doug Reynolds & Melanie Margalis.
The inaugural 2014 Youth Fantasy Camp for ages 12-17 will be held October 9–12, followed by an adult Fantasy Camp for ages 18 and older from October 17-19. Space is limited, with registration deadlines on September 3 for youth camp and September 10 for adult camp.
#4 – 4. Six Olympians With Fourteen Olympic Medals
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Mike Brady has been added to the staff at the Central Florida YMCA. He comes to the program from the Northwest North Carolina YMCA, where his girls team finished 8th at this summer’s YMCA Long Course National Championship meet.
If you have any questions that you would to ask Chloe Sutton, just post to the comments here, Tweet @SwimSpray, post to SwimSpray’s Facebook, or email [email protected] with your question. SwimSpray will post the answers next week.
The Youth Fantasy Camp will feature coaches David Marsh and Todd Schmitz, current National Team athlete Anthony Ervin, and swimming icon Mel Stewart. The Adult Fantasy Camp will feature coach Bruce Gemmel, current National Team athlete Nathan Adrian, and swimming icons Rowdy Gaines and Debbie Meyer.
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The national tour features new USA Swimming Foundation’s Ambassadors Nathan Adrian, Janet Evans, Anthony Ervin (featured image), as well as Olympic Gold Medalists Rowdy Gaines, Jason Lezak, Jessica Hardy, and two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton.
The buzz on deck last night, as expected, came during the final of the men’s 100 fly – the crowd…