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Virginia Swimming and diving

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

  • 10 -NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS
  • 444 - All-AMERICAN INDIVIDUAL HONORS
  • 164 - ALL-AMERICAN RELAY HONORS
  • 32 - ACC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (Men's Titles: 16 | Women's Titles: 16)
  • 340 - INDIVIDUAL ACC TITLES
  • 116 - ACC RELAY TITLES

Individual Honors

  • 15 - OLYMPIANS
  • 1 - NCAA SWIMMER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • 35 - ACC COACH OF THE YEAR
  • 28 - ACC SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
  • 1- ACC DIVER OF THE YEAR
  • 19 - ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
  • 28 - ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS MOST VALUABLE SWIMMER
  • 2- ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS MOST VALUABLE DIVER

Success in the CLASSROOM

  • 6- COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS
  • 3 - NCAA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
  • 15 - ACC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE
  • 17 - ACC POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
  • 211 - ALL-ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
  • 158 - CSCAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Elite Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Todd DeSorbo

4th season

  • 2020 ACC Women's Swim Coach of the Year
  • Two-Time ACC Champion
  • .750 Dual Meet Winning Percentage
  • 107 All-American Swims
  • 22 ACC Individual and Relay Wins

Associate Head Coach - TYLER FENWICK

4th Season

  • Works with middle distance, distance and individual medley swimmers
  • 2018 Team USA Pan Pacific Championship Coach
  • 2015 and 2017 Team USA Head Coach for the World University Games

Head diving coach - drew livingston

3rd season

  • His diving athletes set three of six school records
  • Had five divers earn All-America honors for the 2020 season
  • Led the Cavaliers to four podium finishes at the ACC Championships in diving events

Assistant Coach - Blaire Bachman

4th season

  • Women's recruiting coordinator
  • Coaches the upper middle distance training group
  • Assisted the Cavaliers in winning two ACC titles
  • Helped coach the 2020 ACC Female Swimmer of the Year

Assistant Coach - Wes foltz

4th season

  • Works the upper sprint group and all four strokes
  • Has helped coach swimmers who rank in the top-10 at UVA in all four strokes
  • Helped the Cavaliers win ACC titles in 2018 and 2020
  • His athletes have set UVA's men's and women's 100 and 200 breaststroke records

Assistant Coach - Andrew Sheaff

3rd season

  • Extensive background in strength and conditioning
  • Helped the women's team record back-to-back top-10 finishes at NCAAs and the men's team capture a top-10 finish in 2019

Aquatic and Fitness Center

The University of Virginia Aquatic and Fitness Center opened during the summer of 1996. The 98,000 square-foot, $18.5 million complex features an Olympic-sized pool, warm-water pool, whirlpool and sauna, fitness areas and locker rooms, as well as classrooms, a dining area and a bookstore. The 50-meter pool features advanced lane lines and gutters, as well as a short course that ranges from seven to 14 feet in depth.

The Aquatic & Fitness Center Phase II projected was completed in May of 2004. This project added a three-court gymnasium, an indoor walking/running track, additional multipurpose rooms, a cycling room and expanded free weight and cardiovascular exercise areas.

The state-of-the-art facility marks a substantial improvement in training facilities for the Cavaliers, who lacked an Olympic-sized pool in their prior facility. The Aquatic Center provides a further boost to the success of the Cavaliers, previously one of only two teams to finish in the national Top 20 without an Olympic-sized pool.

In the summer of 2009, a 5-meter platform tower was added to the facility, adding a missing piece instrumental to the growth and development of the UVa diving program.

The Aquatic and Fitness Center served as the site for the Men’s and Women’s ACC Swimming and Diving Championships in 1998, 2001 and 2004.

Academic Success

The excellence achieved by Virginia’s student-athletes has not been confined to competitive venues. Thanks to strong support systems, UVA student-athletes consistently excel in the classroom and participate in many extracurricular activities. In 2020, 496 Cavaliers were named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll that recognizes student-athletes who registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the entire academic year. The honor of honors is graduating from Virginia and making the walk down the Lawn.

ACADEMIC Support

The excellence achieved by Virginia’s student-athletes has not been confined to competitive venues. Thanks to strong support systems, UVA student-athletes consistently excel in the classroom and participate in many extracurricular activities.

The athletics academic affairs staff oversees registration and eligibility requirements of a diverse group of student-athletes. They communicate directly with coaching staffs concerning student needs and progress. Along with dedicated staff members for each team, tutors and mentors are readily available for individual assistance.

STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT

NUTRITION

Director of Sports Nutrition Randy Bird is responsible for the development and coordination of optimal nutritional services at Virginia and for the nutritional development of its student-athletes. Bird consults with the coaches and student-athletes to provide direction and communicate the value of nutrition programs specifically designed to promote their health and performance.

Bird works with the a certified executive chef to develop menus for the training table that meet the needs of all of UVA’s teams and student-athletes. He also conducts cooking demonstrations and grocery shopping exercises to help student-athletes enhance their personal nutrition plans.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

The dedicated strength and conditioning and performance staffs at UVA maximize fitness and assist student-athletes to properly train, fuel and recover in preparation for competition. Each team has a dedicated coach to help utilize the most appropriate training methods each individual student-athlete based on his or her needs, end goals and baseline readiness. It is a holistic, athlete-centered process that focuses on the development and enhancement of physical qualities that underpin the general and specific needs of each athlete for his or her sport.

SPORTS MEDICINE

The mission of the department of sports medicine and Associate Director of Athletics/Head Athletic Trainer Ethan Saliba is to provide the "Gold Standard" of health care for Division I student-athletes. The "Gold Standard" is exemplified by having NCAA, Olympic and National teams look to UVA as the best product for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation for the elite athlete. Saliba and his staff manage all daily athletic training room operations, including injury management and rehabilitation and ensuring medical coverage for all student-athletes.

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

The mission of the University of Virginia Sport Psychology unit is to promote mental well-being, safety, and optimal performance in all aspects of student-athlete life. We respect and sustain our student-athletes’ autonomy, resiliency, and confidentiality. We provide confidential one-to-one meetings for members of all 27 of our Division-I sports. Through enhancing student-athletes' ability to embrace challenges successfully, we help optimize their experience in their roles as students, as athletes, and as community members. We also lead team meetings and consult with coaches and other support staff to enhance performance, communication, and coping skills of our entire Athletics Department. Our model of having two full-time licensed sport psychologists "in-house" in the athletics department is one of only four of its kind in the nation and sets the standard for other Division-I schools.

The University

The University of Virginia provides a college experience unlike any other.

As one of the finest academic institutions in the world, UVA's purpose goes beyond education. We create the next generation of leaders. We usher in the breakthroughs of tomorrow. It is our responsibility to be a force for good in the world. Our graduates take these values with them and go on to achieve historic success. With a tenacious spirit, a life-long commitment to integrity, and an endless drive, we pursue a greater tomorrow.

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The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation and world. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE

The No. 1 ranked College Town in America by Traveler's Today

Located in the foothills of Virginia‘s Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is home to more than 43,475 residents with a metropolitan population nearing 200,000. Charlottesville is a small, thriving city, 120 miles from Washington, D.C.

The downtown area is an 18-block, brick-paved pedestrian mall with more than 30 outdoor cafes and restaurants, numerous modern theaters as well as several music venues. From April through October, Charlottesville celebrates Fridays After Five downtown, with free live music at its amphitheater, the Charlottesville Pavilion. Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena hosts a number of attractions including concerts, family shows and community events. Performers like the Rolling Stones, U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Charlottesville‘s own Dave Matthews Band have all been a part of the town’s music scene.

The countryside around Charlottesville and the neighboring areas, especially in the spring and fall, ranks among the most beautiful sites in the nation. For the outdoor lovers, there are plenty of hiking trails and vineyards to explore. The region is rich in history and offers numerous Civil War sites in addition to the homes of three early American Presidents – Monticello, home of the University's founder, Thomas Jefferson, Ashlawn-Highlands, home of James Monroe, and Montpelier, home of James Madison.

For years, Charlottesville has been chosen as one of the best places to live in the United States. It has been named: Best college town in the country by Traveler‘s Today; best town for food lovers by Wine Magazine; the country's favorite mountain town by Travel & Leisure; and most recently, the ‘Happiest City’ in America by US National Bureau of Economic Research.