Millions have heard of 23-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Michael Phelps. But how about Bob Bowman? Most likely not. Bowman was Phelps’ longtime swimming coach who started working with the young swimmer when he was just 11 years old. He was there every step of the way in Phelps’ athletic career, crafting him into the Olympic swimming superstar he is today. It makes you wonder – where would many of the top athletes be today without the coaches who guided, motivated and supported them?
- Justin Spizman, sportswriter, author, Coach: The Greatest Teachers in Sports and Their Lessons for Us All.