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Monday 10 September 2012

Coaching Legend Bob Bowman joins TSE Consulting

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Bob Bowman, coach of USA Swimming legend Michael Phelps, has joined TSE Consulting, the international consulting firm specialised in sport. Bowman is joining as a Consultant in TSE's Sports Performance division.

TSE Consulting announced today that Bob Bowman, the renowned American swimming coach, 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.

Upon joining TSE Consulting, Bob Bowman stated: "I am pleased to join an outstanding team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals at TSE Consulting, a company which I have respected for many years. I hope to make a positive contribution to the development of swimming worldwide, and I am especially pleased that our sport enjoys such a high level of prominence after the overwhelming success of the London Olympic Games."

Lars Haue-Pedersen, Managing Director of TSE Consulting, stated: "Bob Bowman's reputation speaks for itself and we are extremely pleased to welcome him to TSE. His experience will enable us to provide the very best advice to National Swimming Federations and National Olympic Committees worldwide on how to improve their swimming programmes."

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