2015 YMCA Short Course National Championship
2015 National YMCA Short Course - Greensboro, NC
March 30-April 3, 2015

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OLYMPIANS - RYAN LOCHTE AND ROWDY GAINES

SPEEDO is pleased to present Ryan Lochte at YMCA Nationals

Meet Ryan Lochte on Monday, March 30th adjacent to the SPEEDO booth at Noon

Ryan Lochte lives by the motto "go big or go home." He is an 11-time Olympic medalist with a total of 70 medals in major international competition, including 45 first place finishes. Ryan holds world records in the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay, the 100-meter individual medley, the 200-meter individual medley, and the 400-meter individual medley.

Ryan's dynamic swimming led to many numerous media appearances on television and in magazines, but at the end of the day, Ryan is a fiercely competitive, hard-working professional athlete who is most focused on touching the wall first.

Three time Olympic Gold medalist Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines at 4 pm in spectator stands

At approximately 4:00 pm on Monday, Ryan will be introduced and interviewed by NBC's swimming analyst for the Olympic Games in the spectator stands prior to the first session of the meet.  The YMCA of the USA is pleased to have with us in Greensboro three time Olympic Gold medalist Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines.  Gaines is the Vice President Aquatics of the YMCA of Central Florida and serves as ESPN's swimming expert for the men's and women's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.  The legendary Gaines is a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member and also the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

At Auburn University Gaines became a five-time NCAA champion and would later set 10 world records. Had the US not boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics, he would have been a favorite to win multiple medals in Moscow.  At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Gaines won the 100 meter freestyle and swam the anchor leg for both the winning U.S. teams in the 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay and 4 x 100-meter medley relay.  At the age of 35, became the oldest swimmer to qualify for the trials for the 1996 Summer Olympics but chose to cover swimming for NBC at the Games instead of competing.  Gaines still holds masters long course world records in several freestyle events and trains every day.



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