- Published on Sunday, 16 September 2012 10:11
Bob Bowman, coach of USA Swimming legend Michael Phelps, has joined TSE Consulting, the international consulting firm specialised in sport. Current projects include developing sports performance plans for the Brazilian National Olympic Committee going into the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Bowman will be joining TSE's Sports Performance division. Bowman, most notably known as Michael Phelps' coach from 1996 to 2012, was the assistant coach for the US Olympic swimming team in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
He recently won his fifth American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Coach of the Year Award, making him the most honoured coach in the 41 years of the award. Bowman's accomplishments as a coach in 2012 including putting Michael Phelps on his fourth Olympic team and Allison Schmitt on her second Games squad. There, Phelps and Schmitt combined for 11 Olympic medals. Phelps won six (four gold, two silver) while Schmitt won five (three gold, one silver, one bronze).
Bowman will join TSE as a Consultant in TSE's Sport Performance division. The division, launched in 2009, is headed by Steve Roush, former Chief of Sports Performance at the US Olympic Committee, where he oversaw a period of record success for USA's Olympians. TSE's Sports Performance division provides services to National Olympic Committees and government agencies involved in supporting elite sports programmes. Projects have included, among others; a review of Russia's performance following the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the on-going development of sports performance plans for the Brazilian National Olympic Committee as they head towards the 2016 Games.