(Video Interview) Bob Bowman’s ASU Women Get First Pac-12 Victory

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In his second season at the helm of the Arizona State Sun Devils, Bob Bowman’s team picked up its first individual Pac-12 championship Friday night when freshman Silja Kansakoski finished first in the 100 breast.

After the Friday night session, Bowman discussed how Kansakoski, who only enrolled at ASU this semester, has adapted to college swimming and what he win means for his program. He also explained how the women’s team has made such a jump from last season to this one and how he enjoys the atmosphere of a conference championship meet compared to international competition.



  1. Nick Butler

    Gotta love how his voice is shot from cheering!

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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