Swimming and Diving: Coyotes Add 11 to Start Recruiting Class of 2022 | Sports


VERMILLION – South Dakota Head Swimming and Diving Coach Jason Mahowald is pleased to announce the addition of 11 people who are expected to join the program for the 2022-2023 school year.

Taylor Buhr | breaststroke | Bettendorf, Iowa

A four-event state qualification over four seasons (eight individuals, eight relays) for Pleasant Valley High School in the Iowa one-class system … as a senior … an usher. State every four years at 200 IM, ranking 10th, 11th, 10th and 5th … plans to study medical biology.

Camilla Brogger-Andersen | Free style | Aalborg, Denmark

The mid-distance sprint freestyler has competed at two Danish national championships… competed in the 50 freestyle through to the 800 freestyle in international competitions… plans to study criminal justice.

Blake Currie | breaststroke | Vancouver, BC

Qualified at the 2020 Olympic Trials in two events (100 and 200 breaststroke) … won a bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke (long course) at the Canadian Junior Championships … the honor roll student will study kinesiology and sports management.

Tatum O’Shea | Backstroke | Ajax, Ontario

Recorded five top 10 in long meters at the Ontario Junior Winter Youth Championships … recorded three top four at the PC OAPB Far Western Long Course Meters Championships … is considering studying psychology.

Mady Schmidt | Diving | Bemidji, Minnesota.

A three-time Class A state qualifier for Bemidji High School … was section champion as a junior before the state meet was canceled due to COVID … finished ninth in the State in second year … in swimming and diving … student council representative also competed in high school track and field and gymnastics … finished sixth in state in 100 hurdles as a junior while also posting a top five in gymnastics … exercise science.

Grace Schultz | Free Style / MI | Merrill, Wisconsin.

Four-time state placement as a senior in Division II of Merrill High School … placed seventh in the 100 backstroke (57.41) and 10th in the 200 IM (2: 09.76) while leading a pair of placement relays the 200 medley relay which finished eighth and the 200 freestyle relay which was seventh … one qualified for the Y-Nationals, one qualified for the speedo sections, one qualified for the national juniors who was a Scholastic All-American … plans to major in business.

White Carson | Return / Free | Minooka, Illinois.

Was a four-event state qualifier as a senior for Oswego Co-Op, fourth in state tag team … competed in 100 backstroke (58.01) and 100 butterfly (58.39 ) while swimming in a pair of relays, the 200 medley and 400 freestyle. The Panthers 400 free relay placed seventh … a member of four conference championships who has also twice qualified nationally … plans to study nursing.

Jaden Cardona | Diving | Lake Stevens, Washington.

A two-time state meet on the one-meter springboard, finishing 11th in freshman and fifth in sophomore before having his junior season state meet canceled due to COVID … holds the school record of 484.70 … competed in US Diving Nationals in 2017, 2018 and 2019 … plan to study business management.

Brennon Conner | Free style | Jennings, La.

A four-time Division III state champion for Jennings High School who won state titles in the 50 and 100 free in his freshman and sophomore seasons … third in the 50 and 100 free at the 2021 southern senior zone championships … plans to major in business.

Connor Mes | Free Style / MI | Carlsbad, California

Comes to USD after spending time at Cal Poly … A four year old swimmer for Carlsbad High School, helped the Lancers to a second place and two third places at the CIF Championships while competing in the 200, 400 and 500 individual free and team relay events … during his career, qualified for the California State Championship three times in the top three in the San Diego CIF Section, team captain for two years, American Fellow of the United States Swimming University, and holds his club team record in the 400 and 500 freestyle … was also an AP Fellow with Distinction and was a Fellow of Carlsbad High School Honors Society.

Matthieu Sorbe | Free distance | Brookings, SD

A state champion multiple times in the Short Course and Long Course Championships also qualifies for the Junior Section, Term and Winter National Championships while competing for the Sioux Falls Swim Team … the National Honor Society member was a 2021 USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … considering majoring in biology.


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