Bob Bowman Swimming Wisdom on Butterfly: GMM presented by

Gold Medal Minute presented by

In this Gold Medal Minute takeover of the SwimSwam Podcast, we dive deep on butterfly with Coach Bob Bowman.

During this pandemic, the COVID (coronavirus) shutdown has impact my brain chemistry in a bad way, bringing me down. Talking with The Butterfly Guru, the man behind Michael Phelps, was the perfect medicine. I hope it’s good medicine for you too.  We cover age group butterfly challenges to elite training to what swimmers and coaches need to be thinking when striving for butterfly mastery.

We all know Bob’s fly knowledge runs deep. We know Bob’s an Olympic coach, a hall of famer, and that he helms Arizona State University, but did you know Bob was a flyer his entire competitive career? “I swam it going back to summer league,” Bob explained. I loved learning that and more in this 30-minute butterfly clinic.


Where did Bob swim in college and how fast was his 100 yard butterfly?

Also, if you have butterfly questions you’d like to ask Bob, share them here. I’ll ask Bob to drop back in. I think this is a topic we could cover again and again.

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of, a Swimming News website.

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1 year ago

Thanks Mel (and Coleman)! This was awesome

1 year ago

Wow. True to it’s title, every bit of that was pure gold. Two masters discussing the finer details of fly?!? Everybody in the swimming community wins. Thanks to Coach Bowman for his time…and Mel: more of this kind of content, please!!

Col. Trautman
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1 year ago

Can we expect the four hour ‘Stewart Cut’ on HBO Max?

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1 year ago

great coverage Mel & Coleman – Golden sharings

Reply to  Pete
1 year ago

I could’ve listened to a couple more hours at least.

1 year ago

Slight Harry Caray vibe from Mel

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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