In this episode of the Morning Swim Show, Bob Bowman talks with Misty Hyman about her role as Senior Assistant for Arizona State University’s Men and Women’s swim program.
Hyman won a stunning upset victory at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games when she came from behind to break the American record and win the 200-meter butterfly. She is a former American and national high school recorder holder who has earned the respect from all levels of the sport.
Hyman, a graduate of Stanford University who is fluent in Spanish with a Master’s degree in Business Administration as the class valedictorian from Les Roches University, Switzerland, will be a huge asset to Bowman’s goal to rebuild ASU’s program. She will continue to work with her existing clients as an instructor and teacher during her off season and spare time.
Hyman, known for her classy approach and stellar reputation on a world-class level, often said the smell of coffee and chlorine are her two most favorite morning memories. With more morning practices on the way, one has to believe she will be right at home on the ASU pool deck.
The last time the state of Arizona saw this much impact in terms of swimming hires was in 1988 when Charlie Keating hired Dennis Pursley, Pierre LaFontaine, Brent Rutemiller, Roric Fink and Olympian Melissa Belote Ripley to coach the successful Phoenix Swim Club. The Arizona club produced multiple Olympians, and has recently been reborn in a new facility coached by Garrett McCaffrey and Mike Mazuga.
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