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playgroundhoo

Joined: 10/05/2021 Posts: 6
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Swimming recruiting and state kids


Having observed here for a while (and used to post a long time ago under a different user name), I wanted to jump back in and ask a question for those much closer to S&D.

I grew up in Richmond, was heavily involved in the JRAC scene for many years, and actually coached NOVA for a year long ago (not in any way connected now, but know some history). I'm now in the Seattle/Pacific Northwest swim scene as a parent and summer league president, so it's been fantastic seeing the UVA programs and kids thrive under DeSorbo from a distance.

I may be too early to ask this after the understandable disappointment of Curzan's decision (though it's very hard to argue against Stanford, especially being out West), but am honestly curious.

Is there a recruiting issue for UVA in Virginia and immediate area? For whatever reason? I have no idea, but given all the kids going somewhere else, I'm just curious.

I am well aware that club coaches can engage in politics or just plain grudges (and it's universal, which is why I stay away from the age-group scene and stick with the fun of summer league), but it would seem surprising if DeSorbo has any issues.

Again, it's so exciting to see the programs grow and succeed, just a bit surprising that a lot of home and close-in talent seems to go somewhere else, whether NOVA kids, Huske, Kayla Wilson, or whomever. Or maybe it's just entirely situational for individual kids or that a rare vortex of kids just decided to go to Stanford.

Any insight anyone is willing to share here? Regardless, our recruiting in general is amazing, and I imagine our programs will only continue rise and become stronger - even as spurred by the competition. I'm just curious about the local angle.

Posted: 10/05/2021 at 2:16PM



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Swimming recruiting and state kids -- playgroundhoo 10/05/2021 2:16PM
  Thoughts... -- dravenhoo 10/05/2021 7:33PM
  Thanks - good perspective -- playgroundhoo 10/06/2021 02:16AM

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