The Olympic Games have been the definition of competitive for hundreds of years. And Rowdy Gaines has been the epitome of athletic success. He’s a gold medalist, a world record holder and a member of the swimming hall of fame.
Swimmer Edgar Larson wouldn’t let a major medical episode get in the way of his passion. The 85-year-old worked his way back to health and won nine gold medals along the way.
As a teenager, she swam with Esther Williams, and these days, Florence Carr is the fastest female swimmer over 80 in the world.
Richard Abrahams was one of the world’s best swimmers during his collegiate career in the 1960s, and amazingly, now that he’s in his 60s, he is swimming faster than he ever has before!
A woman who didn’t even start swimming until her mid-60s is now lapping up the competition, earning four No. 1 rankings.