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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Coyotes place third and fourth in Swimming & Diving Summit League Championships

After a season focused on improvement and team building, it came to a fitting end at the Swimming and Diving Summit League Championships for the Coyotes. The championships took place inside the IUPUI Natatorium Wednesday through Saturday. The men’s team finished fourth place this year, after placing fifth in last year’s championships. The women’s team maintained […]

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Consultant brings team culture shift on swimming and diving team

Increased communication, team morale and chemistry are just a few of the results experienced by USD’s swimming and diving team this year, largely due to its new partnership with a team culture consultant. Starting this fall, head swimming and diving coach Jason Mahowald hired HUMANeX Ventures to better the team as well as individual athletes. […]

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