Bowman’s Put Together Quite a Cast in Baltimore

Bob Bowman [Photo: CAL]

He’s been there before, just in another state and a few years back. Handling a stable of the world’s finest swimmers is nothing new for Bob Bowman, the man who oversees the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and drew the blueprint which produced the greatest Olympian and Olympic performance in history.

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He’s been there before, just in another state and a few years back. Handling a stable of the world’s finest swimmers is nothing new for Bob Bowman, the man who oversees the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and drew the blueprint which produced the greatest Olympian and Olympic performance in history.

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Bill Bell

Don’t forget the Brazolian breaststroket Tales Crocha Cerdeire either.

He rep’d NBAC or at least worry their colors @ Minneapolis. Be interesting to see if he stays there.

Salo’s got the Rooskies, Sukuhorukov, that other guy who’s a hood 200-400 freestyles (went to say iIzotov but it ain’t him) plus Efimova and others too who ‘ll likely show up after ECs.

Andlet’s not forget Austin Surhoff @ NBAC either — 2K10 NCAA 200 IM champ. He’ll give Mr. Dwyer some competition as well as (mebbe) Mr. P.

SwimFanCan

Will be interesting to watch this all unfold…

The US has impressively held off those who would see them fall from the perch of international swimming. Many voices in the US have questioned the college system being so welcoming to international swimmers. When we add the top clubs now supporting the development of other countries pre and post college talent, one wonders if the day is coming where parity in the international arena will arrive.

I personally think it is great to have the kind of mix Coach Bowman has put together… For an athlete, and a coach, what a great environment to pursue your goals and your profession.

Thacila

Tales Cerdeira isn´t in the team, eventhough he really would like to be there.

Not necessarily so.

Ledecky is a one in every 2 generation distance swimmer. Good luck to anybody trying to chase her down – you just know she has more . She has the height & shoulder width to challenge many men.

Friis is putting her life on the line to get a minor medal . I don’t know if that is good or bad .

Neil

Very silly comment regarding Ledecky.
Yes she is a super swimmer.
But to say Friis shouldn’t try to be the best she can be or
Believe she can ever beat Ledecky is pathetic.

She should be commended for her commitment joining Bowman.

Not necessarily so.

I said good luck to anyone trying to chase her down. At 25 Friis is putting a lot on the line when history has not had many older female distance swimmers . Friis & Boyle are an aberration at 24 in 2013.

Olympic 800 free champs have all been 15-19 with the exception of ai shibata (22) in a slow cycle.

From 68 : 16 16 15 17 16 15 19 ( defending) 15 19 ( defending ) 22 19 15 .

It will be of interest if modern physical therapy & training techniques can preserve shoulders & keep 25-27 year olds in play in these demanding events.

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