The article among others leads me to believe that Bob Bowman may be working his swimmers to hard. From, Katie Hoff crying, to Peter Vanderkaay stating: "Instead of it being like a job, it's fun again..." I think it is demonstrable that the intense purpose to win despite all physical and emotional costs ends up becoming a festering wound that consumes both athlete and any joy connected to any victory.
Now the words of praise for both Bottom and Vanderkaay:
Hats off, and a Kung Fu, Taoist, salute to Coach Bottom who apparently took a burned out swimmer regretting each workout into a swimmer who wants more. That's motivation, that is good coaching. The desire to do better is senior to just hard work alone.
the article details Vanderkaay's yardage as well.
From the Freep.com:
Mike (Bottom) is brilliant at putting all the aspects of the sport together. People would be surprised how little yardage I do compared to what's historically thought necessary for the 1,500."