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ASU Athletics: Swimming coach Bob Bowman named 2016 Olympic swimming coach

ASU's new swimming coach just received a huge honor from the USA National Swimming Team.

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Arizona State swimming coach Bob Bowman will serve as the men's swimming coach for the 2016 Olympic Team. Bowman served as an assistant coach for the Olympic Swim Team in the 2012, 2008 and 2004 Olympics.

"It is an incredible honor to be asked to lead our Olympic Team and I am truly grateful for this opportunity," Bowman said in a statement. "I take this responsibility very seriously and will strive to help each team member be at their very best in Rio. There is much work to do, but I am confident that Team USA will again represent our great nation in an exemplary fashion."

Bowman, who was hired as ASU's swim coach in April, currently coaches Olympic record holder Michael Phelps and prior to coming to ASU he served as the CEO of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Bowman has also worked with Olympians Peter Vanderkaay and Eric Vendt and has been named ASCA Coach of the Year five times and USA Swimming Coach of the Year six times, most recently in 2012.

Bowman will serves as the head men's coach and David Marsh will serve as head women's coach.

"Bob and David are two of the most dynamic, innovative and well-respected coaches in our sport. They've done amazing work with many of the world's top swimmers and their international experience will be valuable as they guide our athletes in the lead-up to and at the Olympic Games," said Frank Busch, the USA National Swimming Team Director. "I believe they'll do a tremendous job preparing our team to succeed next summer in Rio."

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be held Aug. 6-13.