Swimming Video capture – Garrett McCaffrey / SwimSwam co-founder.
Video edit – Coleman Hodges / SwimSwam Production Manager.
ASU Swimming and Diving Coach Bob Bowman sat down with Garrett McCaffrey for an exclusive interview this weekend.
Coach Bowman is one of the greatest coaches in swimming history. Developing Michael Phelps, delivering the greatest Olympic-run in history, often overshadows his long, storied career, but Bowman has had enormous success in all areas of his coaching life. Bowman didn’t emerge from college at Florida State University (where he swam and captained the team) and start pumping out champions. It’s important to remember, Bowman paid his dues as a college assistant and club age group coach for many years.
Coach Bowman’s NBAC is, based on its size, the strongest club team in the USA Swimming family. NBAC is not a super club with 750+ athletes. It’s relatively small, under 250, yet NBAC has developed countless elites athletes and swimmers competing at the college level.
Bowman takes the reins at ASU Swimming and Diving as college swimming programs continue to get cut across the country. ASU’s choice to invest in Bowman and in swimming is beacon of light at this time in college swimming history.