Arizona State has a very aggressive athletic director. They are renovating the football stadium; hired a new basketball coach (Mr. Hurley); took Tracy Smith from IU (as any wise baseball person would choose to go); and have now hired Bob Bowman as the new swim coach. Five years ago the former AD tried to shut down the swimming program, which was short-sighted: swimming and the outdoors and Arizona go together.
Bowman needed an outdoor pool to train his stable of swimmers for the Olympics. Yannick Agnel, Michael Phelps, Connor Dwyer, Allison Schmitt, Megan Romero. Swimming just came alive at ASU. Success and excellence in all things makes a university.