Swimming and diving teams find success at Summit League championships

The USD swim and dive team had relay and individual successes at the Summit League championships last week in Sioux Falls. Overall, the men’s team placed second with a total score of 695 points, breaking four school records and placing just 30 points ahead of the SDSU Jackrabbits. The women’s team placed fourth with a […]

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Swimming & diving team begin to prepare for Summit League Championships

Focusing on resting, the swimming and diving team are beginning their preparation for Summit League Championships.  This year the Coyotes will be hosting them at the new Midco Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls, Feb. 14-17. Swimmers and divers have been “phasing out weights” and resting their bodies for the conference championships, according to Head coach […]

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Male body image an important discussion in athletics

With hefty schedules and an emphasis on strength, male athletes focus on gaining muscle, staying healthy and maintaining a certain body type. With these expectations comes insecurities and perceptions of body image many male athletes don’t often talk about. Different focuses Josh Sorbe, a sophomore on the swimming/diving team, said the team focuses a lot […]

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Confiding in a coach: USD swimmer feels supported after coming out as gay

After seeing the promise of a safe environment in a “You Can Play” video created by the athletic department in 2014, sophomore Bryce Fehringer was drawn to USD. Fehringer wrote a blog post on OutSports over the summer about when he came out as gay to his swim coach Jason Mahowald. Since then, he’s received positive […]

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