RALEIGH, NC., Feb. 27. TRIPLE Olympic gold medalist (1992 AND '96) Jeff Rouse has signed with Premier Management Group, LLC (PMG), an agency exclusively focused on Olympic athletes, to represent him for marketing, endorsements, personal appearances and public relations.
Rouse, one of swimming’s historic figures, was inducted into the International Swimming’s Hall of Fame in 2001. With one of the most storied careers in the sport’s history (four Olympic medals — 3 gold, one silver; four World Championship medals; and world record-holder for eight years), Jeff could not get swimming out of his mind.
“I love my sport. When I got back in the water for the first time, 18 months ago, all of those great feelings came back to me and I knew that I had to give it another try,” he said.
With less than a year of serious training under his belt, Rouse has already made his Olympic Trials cut in the 100m backstroke. “I feel that I have so much more to give the sport. I want to use this opportunity to share with children, fans and corporations alike, that staying motivated, establishing goals and overcoming obstacles never ends. If you don’t challenge your mind, body and spirit, you have very little to look forward to. This comeback has already been a success based on these criterion.”
PMG’s President Evan Morgenstein said he was flattered to have Jeff join his company, “We have created a unique family atmosphere here for Olympic athletes. Everyone of my clients that knows Jeff, respects him and was very excited about bringing him on-board. It means a lot to us to have someone of Jeff’s credibility and stature as part of our group moving toward the 2004 Athens’ Games. He is a swimming Icon!”
Rouse, who is living in Palo Alto and training at Stanford University, currently works with Zoomers Fins, Mutual of Omaha and Ultimate Technique Swim Clinics™.
PMG currently represents one of the largest group of Olympic caliber athletes in the World including swimmers Jenny Thompson, Rowdy Gaines and Brooke Bennett, Freestyle Aerials Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Bergoust, Freestyle Moguls Olympic Silver Medalist Travis Mayer and several Olympic coaches. PMG’s clients have won 60+ Olympic Medals.