Nearly 40 years ago, set world records as he won two gold medals during the Olympic Games in Montreal.
Monday night, Goodell came to Mission Viejo City Hall to defend the swim club that formed a mile away in his living room and helped earn him the top spot on that Olympic podium.
“I just want to say I support anything to keep the Nadadores program going,” Goodell said in council chambers overflowing with Nadadores supporters decked out in yellow and blue. “The things that they’re going to do in this world because of the discipline, the training, the love, the respect that they learned being a part of such a great program is invaluable to our community.”
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