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Our Favorite Moments from the National Senior Games

A record 13,712 athletes from nearly every state in America traveled to Albuquerque, N.M. to participate in the 2019 National Senior Games, presented by Humana. Records were set. Inspiration was delivered. Friends were made. And Growing Bolder’s team of reporters, including Marc Middleton, Bill Shafer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, was there to capture all the moments that made this event so special.

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Inspirational, In and Out of the Pool

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.

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Rowdy’s Rio Wrap-Up

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.

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Something to Croak About

We’re proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic presented by LIMU. Once again, Growing Bolder CEO Marc Middleton will compete in the meet as a member of Rowdy’s Team BluFrog. Last year, Team BluFrog had plenty of croak about.

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Rowdy Gaines’ Inside Olympics Scoop

Is Missy Franklin the new face of U.S. swimming? Why are the Olympic swimmers suddenly wearing two caps? NBC Sports commentator and Growing Bolder contributor Rowdy Gaines checks in via Skype from London to take us inside the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Rowdy Gaines’ Olympic Picks

The Olympics are finally here! Before he left for London, Growing Bolder contributor Rowdy Gaines, who will be calling his sixth Olympics for NBC Sports, describes what it’s like to have the best seat in the house for his beloved sport of swimming.

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