Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center
1600 Mine Road| Stafford, VA 22554| 540.318.6332

STAFFORD OLYMPIANS

Stop by the Rouse Center lobby to read more on the Olympians who called Stafford home!

Conrad Adams

Pentathlon

Condrad Adams graduated from Stafford high School in 1988. Adams carpooled to swimming practices with Jeff Rouse and Mark Lenzi when they were kids.  Later in life, Adams represented the United States in the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona Spain, as a captain of the U.S. Pentathlon team. He won a gold medal in the 1990 U.S. Olympic Festival and finished 4th in the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival. 

Arlene Limas

Martial Arts

Arlene Limas made history in 1988 when she became the first American woman to win a gold medal at the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea in Tae Kwon Do, which made its Olympic debut that year as exhibition sport.

Arlene has owned Power Kix Martial Arts Center in Stafford, VA since 1993 and has trained and encouraged thousands of children and adults in martial arts over the years. She and Power Kix were recognized by the Stafford Board of Supervisors in 2015 for their contributions to the Stafford community and for supporting nationally recognized athletes. 

Roxane (Conrad) Thompson

Sports Pistol Shooting

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Roxane Conrad was a resident of Stafford when she was stationed at Quantico Marine Corps in Virginia. Known then as Roxane Thompson, she became the first woman in the Marines to earn a Distinguide Pistol Shot Badge in 1988. Conrad represented the United States in Women's Sport Pistol Shooting at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. 

Thomas Baker

Special Olympics Powerlifting

Thomas Baker is a Stafford County resident who represented the United States in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles California in July 2015.  His sport was Powerlifting and he competed in the 140-148 pound weight class. Baker earned two gold medals; one in bench press and one for the combination of all his lifts.  He also won a silver medal in squat and a bronze in dead lift. On Sept. 1st, 2015 Baker was honored by the Stafford Board of Supervisors with a special proclamation, which was presented to him by Olympic Gold Medalist Jeff Rouse.

Anthony "Buddy" Lee

Greco-Roman Wrestling

Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Anthony "Buddy" Lee lived in Stafford while he served at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia. He represented the United States in 1992 at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, in Greco-Roman Wrestling and placed as one of the top wrestlers in the world at that time. 

Lee is the president and found of Jump Rope Technology Inc. and invented his own line of jump ropes.  He was named the Official Jump Rope Conditioning Coach to the US Olympic Committee and worked at all training centers from 1996-2000. It was here he met the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team and cross trained Jeff Rouse with his Jump Rope Training System.

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