Bob Bowman Talks Inevitable Success, ASU, Mentors & More
on the Champion’s Mojo Podcast, Episode #45, Photo courtesy of Sun Devil Athletics
Bob Bowman believes that the process is what sets one up for inevitable success. In this lively interview Coach Bowman talks with Champion’s Mojo Hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker and shares some of his own routines for success and talks ASU culture and the five pillars he’s using for creating an environment for success. You may be surprised to learn that Bob himself is swimming again for the first time in 30 years, believes in “going with the flow”, appreciates those coaches that have mentored him and the creativity in coaching. Read on to find out what he says is “the best thing” in his life today.
ABOUT BOB BOWMAN: Bowman is the renowned coach of the greatest swimmer and Olympian of all time Michael Phelps. Together this dynamic duo earned an unprecedented 28 Olympic Medals, 23 of them gold. Bowman was also the head coach of Team USA’s men’s Olympic Team in 2016 and since 2015 Coach Bowman has been the head men’s and women’s swim coach at Arizona State University (ASU).
Quote of the Week
"I think that is a great thing about our sport. It's the individuality and the creativity that coaches have to come up with something that fits their situation, their swimmers, their personalities, their strengths as coaches and to do that and still have similar success, I think is one of our best things in America." -- Bob Bowman
Episode Topics and Mentions
Michael Phelps Foundation
Arizona State University
University of Michigan
Florida State University
ISL - International Swim League
North Baltimore Aquatic Club
Greensboro, North Carolina
Dr. David Sinclair from Harvard University
Tokyo Olympics 2020
Takeaways from Kelly and Maria
1 - When you have someone as dedicated to success as you are, you can form a partnership where big success is inevitable.
2 - Take the time to just be in the present moment during overwhelming times.
1 - The environment you are in - the people, the preparation and more - can all lead to inevitable success.
2 - Growth, learning and improvement are lifelong goals and don’t go away when success is reached
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