A viral video may have focused on a relay team at a swimming meet, but it wasn’t really about swimming. In fact, it wasn’t really about sports. It was about five qualities necessary to enjoy a high quality of life into our 80s, 90s, and beyond.
With a combined age of more than 360, John Corse, Ed Graves, Betty Lorenzi and Joan Campbell had the chance to smash two things: a swimming world record and expectations for what 80- and 90-year-olds can do.
Rowdy Gaines is, in a single word, inspirational. He’s also humble and would prefer that the spotlight be pointed at just about anyone other than himself. That’s why when we awarded Rowdy Gaines with the Growing Bolder Inspirational Award at his annual Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic swim meet, we weren’t at all surprised that he graciously accepted and almost immediately went back to doing what he does best: helping to motivate, encourage and celebrate everyone around him.
Before he left Rio de Janeiro following an historic Olympics for Team USA, three-time Olympic gold medalist and seven-time NBC Olympics swimming broadcaster Rowdy Gaines checks in with Growing Bolder one final time to share his thoughts on the Games.
After the first couple days of competition in Rio, we check back in Rowdy Gaines and get his take on Michael Phelps’ continued domination, the rise of Katie Ledecky and why there’s no place for cheating and doping at the elite level.
Long-time NBC swimming analyst, three-time Olympic gold medalist and Growing Bolder contributor Rowdy Gaines checks in with us via Skype from Rio to preview this summer’s games.
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Rebranding aging, from a time of loss to a time of opportunity. An opportunity that you have to seize — it’s not handed to you. Get inspired on this episode of Growing Bolder.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines is the fastest 50+ swimmer who has ever lived and he says he is living proof that dreams come true.
Every time Diann Uustal gets into the pool, she’s proving her doctors wrong. Two devastating accidents several years apart left her with crippling injuries. Today, the 67-year-old is smashing world records and spreading a message of hope.