speaks to the media during the Team USA squad press conference at the Gold Coast Aquatics Centre on August 20, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Chris Hyde speaks to the media during the Team USA squad press conference at the Gold Coast Aquatics Centre on August 20, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.

He led Michael Phelps to stardom, helping the Olympic swimmer to earn 22 medals, 18 of them gold. Now, Bob Bowman hopes to change the lives of a few more athletes when he leads the U.S. Men's swimming team to hopeful victories during the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to SuperSport, National Team Director Frank Busch made the announcement during the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic. David Marsh, who has served as coach to Olympian Ryan Lochte since 2013, also was named the women's Olympic team during the gathering.

This is the first time both will be serving as head coaches of Olympic teams. Both previously served as Olympic coaching assistant three times.

"Bob and David are two of the most dynamic, innovative and well-respected coaches in our sport," Busch said, according to SuperSport. "They've done amazing work with many of the world's top swimmers and their international experience will be valuable as they guide our athletes in the lead-up to and at the Olympic Games." Read More