Our goal is to create a positive atmosphere where competitive swimmers can learn and improve the skills needed to compete at a higher level. Cavalier Swim Camp offers a unique balance of intensive conditioning, thorough stroke instruction and analysis with our coaches and experienced staff.
Each day of camp features daily workouts, clinics on stroke mechanics and a “race preparation” session. Workouts will be conducted under the direction of the camp staff featuring the University of Virginia swim coaches.
TODD DESORBO, HEAD COACH
Todd DeSorbo was hired as the head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach in August 2017. He joins the UVA staff after serving on the staff at NC State the past six seasons as the associate head coach.
At NC State, DeSorbo worked primarily with the Wolfpack sprinters and was a developmental specialist. He oversaw the programs’ recruiting, training and day-to-day operations.
During his tenure at NC State, DeSorbo coached American Olympic gold medalist Ryan Held (2016 Rio 4×100 free relay), USA Swimming national champion Justin Ress and NCAA Champions in the 4×100 free relay (2016) and 4×200 free relay (2017).The NC State men won the last three ACC titles and the Wolfpack women captured the 2017 ACC title. Both NC State programs produced their highest finishes at the NCAA Championships this past season. The Wolfpack men placed fourth overall while the women’s team finished seventh.
In 2017, his athletes earned seven individual ACC titles and garnered 14 All-ACC honors, helping to lead both programs to sweep their respective ACC Championships meets. Additionally, DeSorbo coached 13 athletes to the 2017 NCAA Championships where they collected over 30 All-America honors on the way to the teams highest NCAA finishes in program history.
On the men’s side, he led sprint standout Held to three top-eight individual performances at NCAAs, highlighted by a runner-up title in the 50 freestyle in a time of 18.60. Andreas Vaziaos also tabbed three top-eight finishes, his highest being fifth in the 200 butterfly with a conference record and school record of 1:40.80.
TYLER FENWICK, ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Tyler Fenwick joined the UVA coaching staff in August 2017 as the men’s and women’s associate head coach.
Fenwick served as the associate head coach at Tennessee from 2012-2017. During his time with the Volunteers, he coached four U.S. Olympians, 200 All-Americans and saw his student-athletes set 36 school records.
Prior to Tennessee, Fenwick coached the men’s national team at the Mission Viejo Nadadores in Mission Viejo, Calif., as a senior coach. While working with the U.S. national team, Fenwick coached two 2012 FINA world junior champions, the 2012 U.S. Open Water men’s national champion, one U.S. national champion and one U.S. junior national champion.
Fenwick served as the assistant coach for Germantown Academy Aquatic Club in Fort Washington, Pa., from 2004-07 and the assistant coach for the University of Tennessee Aquatics program from 2007-09.
BLAIRE BACHMAN, ASSISTANT COACH
Blaire Bachman joined the UVA coaching staff in August 2017 as an assistant coach.
Bachman worked as the assistant swimming coach and women’s recruiting coordinator for Indiana from 2016-17. Her primary responsibility was to recruit and assist with the middle distance and distance training groups.
Prior to working at Indiana, Bachman spent a year as the assistant swimming coach and women’s recruiting coordinator for Dartmouth. From 2010-15, she worked as the head swimming coach at Brenau University administering year-round training.
WES FOLTZ, ASSISTANT COACH
Wes Foltz was named a Virginia swimming assistant coach in August 2017.
Foltz served as an assistant coach at NC State in 2016-17, helping the program achieve one of its best performances in recent history. Foltz helped coach 34 male and 25 female All-American performances as well as aiding both programs to a top-10 NCAA finish. Additionally, he had a hand in the Pro Group Wolfpack Elite’s success over the last year including a World Championship title by Simonas Bilis and a third-place finish for Cullen Jones at the 2017 U.S. World Championship Trials.
Prior to NC State, Foltz worked at Southern California (2014-16) as the assistant coach, helping the program record 64 All-American performances. During this time, the women’s program captured the 2016 Pac-12 conference championship and a sixth-place finish at the NCAAs. The men’s team recorded the conference title in 2015 in addition to finishing fourth at the NCAAs.
From 2012-15, Foltz was a volunteer assistant coach for NC State in addition to working with the Marlins of Raleigh swim team (2012-14) as an assistant coach.
ANDREW SHEAFF, ASSISTANT COACH
Andrew Sheaff is serving in his first year as an assistant coach for the Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving team, joining the staff in April 2018.
Sheaff was a volunteer coach with Virginia during the 2017-18 season, working alongside the current staff in DeSorbo’s first year as the head coach of the program. With the help of Sheaff, the Cavaliers recorded nine school records and five ACC titles in addition to seeing 60 performances rank in the top 10 on Virginia’s all-time list. Sheaff aided the program in administrative tasks and assisted in planning and execution of daily training.
Prior to Virginia, Sheaff served as the associate head coach for Northwestern men’s swimming team from 2012-17. During his five-year stint with the Wildcats, Sheaff developed programming focused on fostering a positive team atmosphere and culture. He established and designed dryland training for all team members with specific training for the team’s sprinters.
From 2009-12, Sheaff served as an assistant coach at Bucknell where he worked with the team’s sprinters and breaststrokers. Sheaff also coached at the Bison Aquatic Club from 2010-12, aiding in the development of age-group swimmers.
Sheaff began his coaching career at Maryland, serving as a volunteer assistant from 2007-09.
Sheaff has an extensive background in strength in conditioning. In 2007, he worked as an intern at Pittsburgh before interning with the Cleveland Browns throughout the summer. Sheaff worked alongside elite training staff, learning different programming techniques for developing advanced training programs.
A collegiate swimmer at Pittsburgh, Sheaff was named the Senior Athlete of Distinction. He was a four-time Big East Academic All-Star and a four-time University Scholar Athlete.
Sheaff has a bachelor of science in exercise science from Pittsburgh and a masters in exercise physiology from Maryland.
***In accordance with the rules of the NCAA the camps are open to all swimmers but each camp will be limited by number of participants.
***In accordance with the rules of the NCAA we are prohibited to give free/reduced camps to prospects.
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