I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines, IV (born February 17, 1959) is an American former competition swimmer, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Ambrose is currently the chief fundraiser for USA Swimming as well as a swimming analyst for television networks ESPN and NBC including coverage of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics and the London 2012 Summer Olympics.