3-time Olympic gold medalist, Rowdy Gaines, shares his experience during the 1980 Olympic Boycott. Gaines was in his prime in 1980, a star swimmer set to win multiple Olympic medals.1 CommentEmail Address Invalid. Please enter an email address in the format: email@example.comCoach Lee Stauffer
2 years ago.I liveand coach in Lakeland Fl, one city to the west coast away from Winter Haven where Rowdy is from . We have to meets a year in Winter Haven and they are called the Rowdy Cup. The meet ususally has about 600 or more swimmers for the three day meets. It would be awesome to have Rowdy show up at the summer meet at the Rowdy Gaines pool in Winter Haven for the Rowdy Cup.