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UVA’s Todd DeSorbo named U.S. Olympic Swimming assistant coach

Chris Graham

uva athleticsVirginia swimming head coach Todd DeSorbo has been named an assistant coach for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

DeSorbo was named CSCAA Women’s Coach of the Year after guiding the Virginia women’s team to its first NCAA Championship in March. This year’s trials, he saw UVA swimmers Paige Madden, Alex Walsh and Kate Douglass each qualify for the Olympic team. All three won individual national titles during the 2020-21 season. DeSorbo also has experience coaching swimmers Ryan Held, Soeren Dahl and Simonas Bilis to Olympic berths in 2016.

DeSorbo joins Peter Andrew (MA Swim Academy), Jack Bauerle (University of Georgia), Bob Bowman (Sun Devil Swimming), Ray Looze (Indiana University), Terri McKeever (University of California – Berkeley), Anthony Nesty (University of Florida) and Gregg Troy (Gator Swim Club) as assistant coaches.

The entire U.S. Olympic Swim Team opens training camp June 27 in Hawaii. This training camp will include a virtual media day on Thursday, July 8. Further details will follow shortly.

The Olympic Games pool competition will take place July 24-August 1 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, followed by the Aug. 4-5 open water events at the Odaiba Marine Park.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].