Thirty-Four Year Old Rowdy Gaines Record goes Down On Night One Of SEC Championships

In the last men’s event of the night Hugo Morris led off the Auburn squad on the 4×200 freestyle relay, and upon touching the wall broke a 34-year-old Rowdy Gaines school record in the 200 freestyle.

Morris touched in at 1:33.39 breaking the 34-year-old record of 1:33.80 that legendary swimmer Rowdy Gaines set all the way back in 1981. Not only was the time fast, but the record couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as today is Gaines’ 56th birthday.

The Auburn squad ended up finishing second overall in the event behind Florida with a time of 6:15.14 which also landed them under the NCAA ‘A’ time.

Gaines is now the second fastest Auburn performer all time in the event, and sits at eighth overall in the 100 freestyle with the 42.38 he also swam in 1981.

To follow along with our coverage of the SEC Championships click here.


Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

Typical Auburn: completely random guy shows up as an NCAA Finalist-level swimmer…

About Mitch Bowmile

Mitch Bowmile

Mitch Bowmile is a former Canadian age group swimmer who was forced to end his career early due to a labrum tear in his hip and a torn rotator cuff after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. He competed successfully at both age …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!