Courtesy of The Birmingham News. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Photograph by Bernard Troncale.
Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines (1959- ) was one of the world's fastest swimmers during years with the Auburn University swim team
during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was a gold medalist during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and has
remained with the sport as a publicist and pool-side television correspondent.