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Todd DeSorbo

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Todd DeSorbo Culture Change

The Swim Brief

0:00-4:10 Self Congratulation4:11-31:29 UVA Dual Meet and Culture Change 31:30-47:04 Heels on a turn 47:05-53:09 Michael Phelps, Pernille Blume and finish.

27 Oct 2022

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UVA Coach Todd DeSorbo Tracks Swim Data Netting Dramatic Results

The SwimSwam Podcast

University of Virginia head coach, Todd DeSorbo, didn’t roll back on his heels after winning the 2022 Women’s NCAA DI Championships team title. DeSorbo, who is on the TritonWear Advisory Board, dove into swimming data. “TritonWear is powerful tech,” he said. “Increasingly we’ve been using it, and we used it a lot starting in the early spring with an eye on the long course season.” DeSorbo was a 2022 Team USA FINA World Champs head coach, but his goals spanned the summer. “Budapest, World Champs, was over in June, but we always intended to show up at Summer Nationals (in Irvine).” DeSorbo singled out Matt King as one example where tracking swimming data made a big difference. “He was a 49.9 PB in the 100m free. This summer he dropped to 48.33, and his stroke count was essentially the same.” Matt King dropped the 48.33 in the prelim. He touched in 48.44 in the final to tie for the U.S. National Title. King, only 5’11, swam big. DeSorbo noted stroke efficiency as the big gain, a TritonWear metric he tracked closely since early April. “He (King) was like a 22.6 PB in the 50m free,” DeSorbo said, “ and he won national with a 21.8, a big drop.” DeSorbo was an CPA at one of the biggest accounting firms in the world before he decided that career path wasn’t making his happy. “I could do it,” he said, “but it wasn’t the same as coaching swimming. That’s my passion. But, with my CPA experience, I know to respect the numbers--trust numbers.” What is DeSorbo’s go-to Tritonwear Metric? "Push-off Power," he said. “You’re never faster in a race than exploding off the wall. That starts your speed…speed you fight to maintain throughout the lap.” In recent news, FINA Technical Congress saw the passing of a proposed change to rule SW 10.8. As of Jan. 01, 2023: “The use of technology and automated data collection devices is permissible for the sole purpose of collecting data. Automated devices shall not be utilized to transmit data, sounds, or signals to the swimmer and may not be used to aid their speed.” This means wearable technology to collect data for research, education, and entertainment is legal. However, that data cannot be used in real-time – in swimming races – to aid a swimmer’s speed.

43mins

26 Oct 2022

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Todd DeSorbo previews the 2022-2023 NCAA season

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6mins

4 Oct 2022

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Todd DeSorbo Sheds Light on USA’s Decision-Making for 2022 Worlds Relays

The SwimSwam Podcast

We sat down with Todd DeSorbo, the head women's coach for the 2022 World Championships team. DeSorbo takes us through the 3 weeks that began in Croatia with USA's "training" (taper) camp and ended with USA winning the most medals of any country ever at a single world championships. DeSorbo breaks down specifics on how he keeps his energy up through long 8-day meets, his role as a head coach, and relay selection for Team USA.SWIMSWAM PODCAST LINKS Click here to listen and subscribe on Spotify Click here to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen and subscribe on Podbean Click here to listen and subscribe on Google Click here to listen and subscribe on YouTube Click here to listen and subscribe on Listen Notes Click here to listen and subscribe on Stitcher Click here to listen and subscribe on iHeartRadio Click here to listen and subscribe on Amazon Click here to listen and subscribe on Pandora

37mins

6 Jul 2022

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Be an "All-Day" Champion, UVA Coach Todd DeSorbo, 5-MIN FLASHBACK, Episode 157

Champion's Mojo

What does it mean to be an "All-Day" Champion?  UVA Head Swim Coach Todd DeSorbo gives us some great mojo in this  QUICK 2-MIN FLASHBACKTo listen to the full episode of this interview at www.championsmojo.com/episodepage/todddesorbo91Todd DeSorbo is the head coach of the University of Virginia’s men’s and women's swimming and diving programs. In five years at UVA, he has created a women’s team that has won two NCAA team titles, four ACC titles, mulitple individual NCAA titles and Olympic team births.  His men's team is climbing the rankings too. DeSorbo is now a main stay on the US National Team coaching staff and his swimmers perform collegiately and internationally at the elite level. Support the showPlease leave us a review on Apple, so others can find us! https://www.ChampionsMojo.com/ for all things Champion’s Mojo. Finally, we’d love to hear from you at hello@championsmojo.com

1min

17 Jun 2022

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Wahoo Central Podcast: Todd DeSorbo and Rebecca Jarrett

Wahoo Central Podcasts

Fresh off a second straight NCAA championship, women's swim coach Todd DeSorbo talks about his team's amazing performance in Atlanta and then women's soccer standout Rebecca Jarrett give Jeff White an update on her rehab from a season-ending knee injury and a passion project she has launched at UVA.

54mins

31 Mar 2022

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Todd DeSorbo, Alexis Wenger of Virginia Preview 2022 NCAA Championships

The SwimSwam Podcast

University of Virginia head coach Todd DeSorbo and All-American breaststroke Alexis Wenger sat down with the media days before heading to Atlanta to defend their team title at the 2022 NCAA Championships. They touch on topics such as UVA relays, the mindset of defending their title, and racing ACC opponents at both the conference and national levels. SWIMSWAM PODCAST LINKS Click here to listen and subscribe on Spotify Click here to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen and subscribe on Podbean Click here to listen and subscribe on Google Click here to listen and subscribe on YouTube Click here to listen and subscribe on Listen Notes Click here to listen and subscribe on Stitcher Click here to listen and subscribe on iHeartRadio Click here to listen and subscribe on Amazon Click here to listen and subscribe on Pandora Music: Otis McDonaldwww.otismacmusic.com

25mins

12 Mar 2022

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Wahoo Central Podcast: Todd DeSorbo and Diana Ordoñez

Wahoo Central Podcasts

Head swimming and diving coach Todd DeSorbo looks back on UVA's national championship, the Summer Olympic Games and the start of the Hoos' season with host Jeff White while women's soccer standout Diana Ordoñez reflects on the team's hot start and this weekend's big matchup with North Carolina.

49mins

30 Sep 2021

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Episode 37: Todd DeSorbo

Kick Set

Todd DeSorbo, assistant coach for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team and Head Coach at the University of Virginia, details what the past year has been like. From winning the NCAA women's title, to watching his athletes make the Olympic team to what he learned from legendary coaches at Olympic training camp, DeSorbo offers plenty of insight for coaches and swimmers alike.

48mins

31 Aug 2021

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Todd DeSorbo Reflects on Trials That Saw 4 UVA Swimmers Make 2021 Olympic Team

The SwimSwam Podcast

We sat down with the head coach of the University of Virginia, and now Olympic assistant coach, Todd DeSorbo. DeSorbo wanted to make clear out of the gate that his athletes put him on the team and not the other way around. But no matter how you look at it, UVA swimmers were on a roll at the 2021 Olympic Trials as 4 athletes that train in Charlottesville made the US Olympic team and many more registered lifetime bests. DeSorbo breaks down the Olympic-qualifying performances of Paige Madden, Alex Walsh, Kate Douglass, and Catie DeLoof as well as what he's looking forward to in Tokyo.SWIMSWAM PODCAST LINKS Click here to listen and subscribe on Spotify Click here to listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts Click here to listen and subscribe on Podbean Click here to listen and subscribe on Google Click here to listen and subscribe on YouTube Click here to listen and subscribe on Listen Notes Click here to listen and subscribe on Stitcher Click here to listen and subscribe on iHeartRadio Click here to listen and subscribe on Amazon Click here to listen and subscribe on Pandora Music: Otis McDonaldwww.otismacmusic.com

38mins

29 Jun 2021

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