Nesty and DeSorbo Named U.S. Coaches for 2022 FINA World Championships


USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, today announced that Anthony Nesty and Todd DeSorbo will be the head coaches of for the U.S. men’s and women’s swim teams, respectively, competing at the 2022 FINA World Championships. The competition will take place June 18-July 3, 2022, in Budapest, Hungary.

“Todd and Anthony are both incredibly accomplished and successful coaches, but also very thoughtful and supportive individuals,” USA Swimming National Team Managing Director Lindsay Mintenko said. “As assistant coaches at the Olympic Games in Tokyo last summer, they really connected with the athletes who showed them a lot of respect and excelled under their coaching philosophies. I look forward to seeing how these two will help lead our team to success in Budapest.”

Both Nesty and DeSorbo served as assistant coaches with the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, helping the U.S. to 11 gold, 10 silver, nine bronze and 30 total medals.

Nesty’s efforts in Tokyo helped lead his University of Florida swimmers, Bobby Finke and Kieran Smith, to three medals, including two gold. His current training group at the University of Florida consists of five men on the U.S. National Team and a No. 5 ranking among NCAA Division I men’s programs. While the upcoming World Championships will mark his first time as head coach of a U.S. team at an international competition, he previously served as head coach for Suriname at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and 2012 Olympics in London.

DeSorbo led the U.S. women’s team—which consisted of four current University of Virginia swimmers—to 18 total medals in Tokyo. Domestically, DeSorbo led the University of Virginia women’s swimming & diving program to its first NCAA title in 2021 and currently has five U.S. National Team women training at his program, more than any other school’s student-athlete representation on the 2021-22 U.S. National Team.

This will be the second time that Budapest has hosted the FINA World Championships after the city previously hosted the competition in 2017. This meet will be the first international long-course meter meet since the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and will be the second senior-level international team trip for the U.S. in the Paris 2024 quadrennial.

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