Gordon starting swimming competitively while attending West High School with Coach Kris. Throughout the years Gordon transitioned to Triathlon, then exclusively to open water swimming. Gordon is the 84th person in history to have ever swam the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, which consists of the English Channel, Catalina Channel, and around Manhattan Island. He also likes to swim in cold water, demonstrated by a successfully swam ice-mile.
Gordon is currently chairman of Utah Masters, Co-Race Director for Great Salt Lake Open Water Race and Bear Lake Monster Swim, co-founder of the Wasatch Front Polar Bear Club, and president of the USMS Salt Lake Open Water Club.