Twenty-percent of the 200-million goes towards a kick-ass aquatics facility. It will also include a swim school bearing his name.
Hall of fame swimmer Rowdy Gaines was in Cape Coral this afternoon throwing his weight behind a proposal to build a national swimming center in the city.
Gaines – a three-time Olympic gold medalist – and other members of the National Swimming Center Corporation, the nonprofit organization proposing the project, spoke this afternoon to members of the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association during a luncheon at Tarpon Point.
“From a competition standpoint alone this will bring in a lot of revenue,” said Gaines. A swimming school bearing his name could be a part of the $200 million development proposal, which would include a $40 million Olympic caliber swimming arena.