Bob Bowman, ASU Men's and Women's Swimming Head Coach
Published February 28, 2018
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    This week’s conversation is with Hall of Fame swimming coach Bob Bowman, the maestro behind the illustrious career of Michael Phelps. He’s now the Head Coach for the Men’s and Women’s programs at Arizona State University. He is a four-time member of the U.S. Olympic Team staff, including Head Coach of the Men’s team at Rio 2016. He has guided swimmers to 38 Olympic medals, including 21 individual medals and 19 individual gold medals, and 43 World Records over the course of his illustrious career. Bob comes from a family of teachers and that’s how he views himself: a teacher. He has experienced an incredible amount of success, but it is all about the process for him. When it comes to the process, Bob has four phases to his model: discovery, imagination, challenge, and high performance. This conversation has it all. We cover the common traits of high performers, how he gets the most out of his swimmers, and Bob shares some fantastic stories about his experiences coaching Olympians Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt, and others. Bob has been by the side of the greatest swimmer to ever do it for 20 years. I can’t wait for you to learn from him in this conversation. This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Receive a free 20-count travel pack of Athletic Greens (valued at $99) with any purchase! Claim here: Support for Finding Mastery also brought to you by Health IQ: Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for health conscious people including runners, cyclists, strength trainers, vegans, and more. Learn more and get a free quote at
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