CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia swimming head coach Todd DeSorbo has been named an assistant coach for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, USA Swimming announced on Monday (Jun 21).
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, Kate Douglass and Emma Weyant each qualify for the Olympic team. All three won individual national titles during the 2020-21 season. DeSorbo has also had 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.