Bob Bowman, Coach of Michael Phelps
Robert “Bob” Bowman started coaching Michael Phelps during his stay at North Baltimore Aquatic Club (NBAC) from 1996-2004. Under Bowman, Phelps won five gold medals at World Championships, and won American Swimmer of the Year Award in 2001 and 2003. Bowman was serving as the primary coach for Phelps in the 2004 Athens Olympics, and helped him to six gold medals and two silvers. In Beijing Olympics, Phelps won eight gold medals, the most by an athlete in a single Olympics.