Todd DeSorbo on UVA’s Recent Success: “There’s no way it could have gone any better”


Todd DeSorbo led Virginia Women to a third consecutive NCAA title this year. “Never in my wildest dreams would’ve thought in just three years we would win, and then in three more years we’d have won three in a row,” Desorbo said, “there’s no way it could have gone any better for us.”

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6 days ago

1. Values successes of all swimmers, not just Olympians.
2. Compared swimmers to themselves.
3. Never did he talk about what he did.
The love of swimming is nourished until they hit college. Then so many coaches are just nasty. I am guessing this one isn’t. I hope the nasty goes away. My 2 college swimmers had horrible experiences to the point I wish we never started this swim thing. I also have little interest in following swimming anymore. It went so bad so fast. I also think 5 years of eligibility should be permanent.

Swimswam follower
7 days ago

I believe he can get Kate to gold in the 200 IM in Paris, but she’s going to have to want it. She already loves the 200 breast and I think she can win that too. She’s gotten progressively way better than when she started at UVA.
Kudos to everyone involved at UVA.
What a great meet

Awsi Dooger
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7 days ago

It’s unfortunate she doesn’t love the 200 medley because it’s clearly her best event. If she prioritizes it then it’s a dogfight against McIntosh. I would give the edge to the prodigy but narrowly. Maybe now that Douglass has defeated Walsh twice in major short course 200 medleys she won’t feel as awkward about invading her teammate’s best event.

I have my doubts about 200 breaststroke. Douglass is going to need Schoenmaker to be absent or far less than her best. And she needs King not to replicate her Tokyo final. From the outset it’s been obvious that too many people are assigning massive time drops to Douglass in breaststroke simply based on how smooth she looks. It doesn’t work… Read more »

VA Steve
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
6 days ago

Kate’s drive and focus on LCM will again defeat your expectations. Just like Alex did.

Last edited 6 days ago by VA Steve
Dan Smith
7 days ago

Mel, et al: Huge KUDOS for the meet coverage; everything went well. I like the “over reaction” segment on prelims, although sadly in one or two cases, it was right. YES, we need a DJ! Can you request one for O-Trials in Indy? And, I hope you and your staff can meet the quality at the Men’s meet too. Very high bar you all set.