Swimming & Diving: Virginia’s DeSorbo named head coach of Olympic women’s team

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USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, announced that Todd DeSorbo and Anthony Nesty will be the head coaches of the U.S. women’s and men’s swim teams, respectively, at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

“I am thrilled Coaches DeSorbo and Nesty will be joining us in Paris and am looking forward to the experience and leadership they will bring to the Games,” said Lindsay Mintenko, Managing Director of the USA Swimming National Team.

Both Nesty and DeSorbo served as assistant coaches with the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, leading the team to 30 total medals. Together they served as head coaches for the U.S. team at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary where American swimmers earned 45 medals in the pool – good for 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, Coach Todd DeSorbo led four of his then-University of Virginia swimmers to 18 total medals. At the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, DeSorbo was the head coach for the American women’s squad that won 23 medals, nine of which were claimed by his University of Virginia Cavaliers 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.”

The Team USA pool roster for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will be decided at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, set for June 15 – 23, 2024 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. More information about the Trials can be found here.

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

A list of historical U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Head Coaches (1924-2020) can be found here.

The Paris Olympic Games pool competition will be held July 27 – August 4, 2024, while the open water swimming competition will take place August 8-9, 2024. More information about the Olympic Games schedule can be found here.