ASU Swimmers Following Bowman Will Train In Austin Prior To U.S. Olympic Trials

The seismic news of Bob Bowman joining the University of Texas as their new Director of Swimming and the head coach of the men’s team is still being digested by all, but we now know how things will shake out for his swimmers as we enter the most important four months of the Olympic quad.

In his introductory press conference on Tuesday, Bowman revealed that the swimmers who primarily train under him will continue to do so through the U.S. Olympic Trials, which kick off June 15 in Indianapolis.

Bowman said that he’ll remain in Tempe training his pro swimmers to start out, with ASU allowing him to remain on deck for a brief period despite him moving on.

He’ll head to the final leg of the 2024 Pro Swim Series in San Antonio with his swimmers next week (April 10-13), and then spend time in both Tempe and Austin before heading to Colorado Springs for a training camp in May.

“After that (San Antonio), I’ll be there a little bit (Tempe), here (Austin) a little bit, and then we go to Colorado for my big altitude camp which I do every May. That’ll be part of my program here,” Bowman said.

The 58-year-old then said that after altitude camp, his swimmers will spend the last three weeks prior to the Olympic Trials with him in Austin.

“It should work in the short term,” Bowman said.

Eddie Reese will remain coaching Texas’ swimmers through the Olympic Trials, and Bowman said he won’t be involved at all with them.

During the press conference, Texas Athletic Director Chris Del Conte said Reese wasn’t at all involved in the hiring process for his successor.

Bowman specifically referred to the swimmers who will be training under him as “my pros,” though it was confirmed that at least two of his collegiate swimmers, Leon Marchand and Hubert Kos, will follow him to Austin (at least through the Olympics).

Of course, neither swimmer, both Europeans and already qualified for Paris, will be competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials, though we’d expect swimmers such as Regan Smith and Chase Kalisz to be among the Americans sticking with Bowman.

Kos told Hungarian media that he’ll be training under Bowman through Paris.

“There is no change, I will train with Bob until the Olympics, that’s for sure,” Kos said.

“Next week there will be a competition in San Antonio, then we will go to Colorado for a high-altitude training camp – after that there may be a change compared to before, whether Bob can come back here or not, and then maybe we will continue preparing with Leon (Marchand) elsewhere. But he knows we’ll stay together, so the three of us for sure.”

Whether or not any American collegiate swimmers are joining Bowman prior to Trials, or if it will be just the pros, remains to be seen.

In This Story

152
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of

152 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
DK99
12 days ago

Missy Franklin has just released her podcast with Regan Smith which seems to have been recorded in January, I’m 10 minutes in and Regan’s talking about moving from Stanford to ASU, she says some reasons were that she wanted to move to Arizona and she’s really excited to have her own apartment instead of living on campus. It’d be ironic if she now has to ditch the apartment, leave Arizona and move into the Texas dorms lol

Shaddy419
Reply to  DK99
11 days ago

You do realize how many apartment complexes there are in Austin, right?

Meow
Reply to  DK99
11 days ago

Why would she be living in a dorm?

felix
12 days ago

Kos to win Paris?

Diehard
12 days ago

I wonder how much time Bowman will spend at French Trials and at French training camp before Olympics?

Dom from France
Reply to  Diehard
12 days ago

For the French trials, he said he would only do a quick return trip. For French training camp, Bob Bowman must join the staff on July 13 in Vichy.

ASU swimmer
12 days ago

This actually blows

Swammer2009
12 days ago

Welcome to Texas, Bob! What do yall think will be Bob’s favorite hot spots in Austin?

Swim fan
12 days ago

Sooooo the ASU swimmers leading up to trials will train in Austin in a 50 meter pool with their coach. Trials= new pool. Olympics=new pool. Toughen up butter cup. This is the Olympics. Sink or swim. If you have what it takes…. You will be just fine.

Diehard
12 days ago

No replies on this article?

Admin
Reply to  Diehard
12 days ago

Sorry I think someone accidentally turned off threaded replies. Should be back now.

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Braden Keith
12 days ago

comment image

Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Reply to  Diehard
12 days ago

comment image

Last edited 12 days ago by Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
Weinstein-Smith-Ledecky-Sims
12 days ago

Why is it I sense a vegemite vermin server attack?

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

Read More »