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USA names UF's Nesty coach for 2024 Olympics Men's Team

74 days ago
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Anthony Nesty - head coach for Florida's men's and women's swimming & diving teams - added another addition to his lengthy resume on Thursday, as USA - the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States - announced Thursday that Nesty will serve as head coach for the U.S. men's swim team at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

"I am genuinely honored and equally humbled by this recent appointment. I wish to thank Tim Hinchey, CEO (USA Swimming) and Lindsay Mintenko, National Team Director (USA Swimming), for giving me this prestigious opportunity. I will work diligently to make sure our team will be honorably represented at the 2024 Paris Olympics. I will also whole-heartedly assume this role with enormous commitment and enthusiasm. I eagerly look forward to working in unison with our athletes and the United States Swimming Staff in the coming months. Additionally, it will be a pleasure to again work alongside Todd DeSorbo, Head US Women's Coach. Our goal will be to passionately secure many outstanding medal performances on this respected and esteemed world stage. This is the pinnacle of the sport and we will advance toward our goals with purposeful pursuit. Go USA!" - Anthony Nesty

Coach Anthony Nesty's efforts in Tokyo helped lead his University of Florida swimmers Bobby Finke and Kieran Smith to three medals, including two gold. Nesty's Florida collegiate and pro groups combined to send seven swimmers to the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, where they claimed 12 medals. The USA Swimming men's squad tallied 20 total medals and sent two Americans to the podium in six individual events. Nesty is joined by Todd DeSorbo, who will be the U.S women's head coach.

"I am thrilled Coaches DeSorbo and Nesty will be joining us in Paris and am looking forward to the experience and leadership they will bring to the Games," said Lindsay Mintenko, Managing Director of the USA Swimming National Team.

An accomplished Olympic athlete in his own right, Nesty was the first black swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal in 1988 and was the first medalist for his native Suriname.

The reigning SEC Coach of the Year served as the 2023 World Aquatics Championships men's assistant coach and the 2022 FINA World Championships men's head coach a year ago, the first time he held the distinction of as head coach of a U.S. team at an international competition.

The Team USA pool roster for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will be decided at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming, set for June 15 - 23, 2024 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. More information about the Trials can be found here.

The Paris Olympic Games pool competition will be held July 27 - August 4, 2024, while the open water swimming competition will take place August 8-9, 2024.