UVA’s Todd DeSorbo To Lead 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Swimming Team

September 22, 2023 By Kristin Thurman, kkw6c@virginia.edu Kristin Thurman, kkw6c@virginia.edu

USA Swimming announced late Thursday that University of Virginia swimming coach Todd DeSorbo will be the head coach of the U.S. women’s swim team at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

DeSorbo, whose UVA women’s teams have captured the last three NCAA championships, served as an assistant coach with the U.S. women’s swimming team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He and University of Florida coach Anthony Nesty, who will lead the men’s U.S. Olympic team in 2024, served as head coaches for the U.S. team at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where American swimmers earned 45 medals – the most medals ever awarded at a world championship, surpassing the previous U.S. record of 38. 

As an assistant coach at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, DeSorbo coached four of his then-UVA swimmers to 18 total medals. At the 2022 world championships, DeSorbo’s American women’s squad won 23 medals, nine of which were claimed by UVA swimmers.

“I’m excited to be leading Team USA next summer in Paris,” DeSorbo said. “I’m looking forward to working with Anthony and the rest of the USA Swimming staff to help the athletes perform at the highest level in Paris.”

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DeSorbo took over the Cavalier swimming program in 2017 after serving as the associate head coach at North Carolina State University for six seasons. He quickly led UVA to national prominence, with the Cavalier women becoming the first Atlantic Coast Conference team to capture an NCAA championship in 2021. UVA has since dominated NCAA women’s competition, sweeping to titles in 2022 and 2023.

The Team USA roster for the 2024 Olympic Games will be decided at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, set for June 15 through 23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The U.S. Olympic swimming team’s assistant coaches will be named at a later date.

The Paris Olympic Games pool competition will be held July 27 through Aug. 4, while the open water swimming competition will take place Aug. 8 and 9.

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