Bob Bowman
Bob Bowman
Full Name:  Robert Bowman
   School:  Columbia High School in Columbia, South Carolina


FSU Career
Swimming & Diving
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
83-84 FL      5-11 160  Fr   *   Columbia, SC                    
84-85 FL      5-11 160  So       Columbia, SC                    
85-86 FL      5-11 165  Jr       Columbia, SC                    


Comments
Swimmer from Columbia, South Carolina...was a four-time all-state selection and won both the 100 and 200 fly in the state championships...1983 Junior Olympics qualifier...Stults Award winner in 1984...has a bachelor of science degree in developmental psychology with a minor in music composition...he is an accomplished pianist...served as an assistant coach at FSU in 1986 and 1987...also coached the Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club with Terry Maul from 1986-87...held assistant coaching positions with the Las Vegas Gold swim team (1988-90), the Cininnati Pepsi Marlins (1990-91) and the Napa Valley swim team (1991-92)...Bowman was the head coach and program director for the Birmingham Swim League from 1992-94. While with the Birmingham Swim League, he was responsible for program design, staff development and daily operation of a 250-member club. Under his supervision, BSL improved to a top five program regionally after finishing out of the top 20 the previous 10 years...he was the head coach for the Napa Valley swim team from 1994-96...he coached at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club from 1996-2004 where he produced 3 individual national champions, 10 national finalists and 5 USA National Team members. In recognition of his accomplishments, Bowman was named the USA's Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2003. He was also named Developmental Coach of the Year in 2002. During his work at NBAC Bowman began coaching 14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Under Bowman's tutelage, Phelps won five World Championship gold medals and was named the American Swimmer of the Year in 2001 and 2003. Bowman was an assistant coach on the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, serving as the primary coach for Phelps. At the 2004 Games, Bowman helped coach Phelps to eight medals, including six gold medals and two bronze. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he coached Michael Phelps to 8 Olympic Gold Medals, which has never been done before in a single Olympics...he was the head coach at the University of Michigan from 2004-08...the Wolverines finished in the top eight nationally all four years...Bowman returned to the North Baltimore Aquatic Club as head coach and CEO on September 1, 2008.


FSU Statistics
Swimming & Diving
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place  Results Points
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            1984 Season
10/29/1983 SOUTH FLORIDA                  200-Yard Butterfly              1    2:01.63   5.00
            1986 Season
03/01/1986 METRO CHAMPIONSHIP             50-Yard Freestyle              18      22.44  
03/01/1986 METRO CHAMPIONSHIP             100-Yard Butterfly              6      51.68  
03/01/1986 METRO CHAMPIONSHIP             200-Yard Butterfly             10    1:59.33