If swimmers enjoy the workout they always have more effort – Todd DeSorbo

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Todd DeSorbo is the Associate Head Coach of the North Carolina State Swimming and Diving Program. A sprint and development specialist, DeSorbo primarily works with the sprint group and helped Simonas Bilis finish his career as the most decorated All-American in the NCAA era with 19 honors during the 2015-16 season. DeSorbo also guided the men’s 400 free relay of Ryan Held, Bilis, Andreas Schiellerup and Soren Dahl to the program and conference’s first NCAA title in a relay event, while the 200 and 800 freestyle relay squads earned runner-up finishes at the NCAA Championship en route to a fourth-place team finish. He additionally helped the men’s squad win four of five relay events at the conference championship and the team’s second-straight conference title, as well as earn All-America honors in all five swims at the national meet. DeSorbo is also responsible for the development of sprint standout Ryan Held, as he won gold medals in the 50 and 100 free at ACCs and top-10 finishes in three events at NCAAs. Additionally Held, Bilis and Soren Dahl swept the men’s 200 free at ACCs, marking the first time in NCAA history three men from the same program have broke the 1:33 barrier at once. Prior to coming to NC State, DeSorbo spent five seasons as the assistant coach at UNC Wilmington. DeSorbo began his collegiate swimming career at Kentucky before transferring to UNCW in 1998-99. As a senior at UNCW, DeSorbo was named CAA Championships Swimmer of the Meet in 1999 after winning titles in the 200 backstroke, and both the 200 and 400 individual medley. He set school records in both the 200 and 400 individual medley, and made the All-ECAC team in 1999 by winning the 400 individual at the Eastern Championships.

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