Demons swim strong at Montrose |

Demons swim strong at Montrose

Glenwood Springs’ boys swim team made waves this past weekend at the Montrose Invitational.

The competition was fierce as the five-man squad dug deep, swimming against teams three to eight times their size.

In the 23 events the boys participated in, they obtained points in 19 of them. Each team member contributed at least one top-15 finish or better, which yielded points for the Demons.

Aspen freshman Max Bryant made an immediate impact in his first meet for Glenwood. In his three individual events, he had three top-four swims. Simultaneously, he swam a state-qualifying time in those three events – the 200-yard individual medley, the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle.

Eagle Valley freshman Jack Cassidy, who also swims for the Demons, continued his hard-driven swimming with two top-five finishes. He met a state qualification time in the 500 freestyle. He narrowly missed a state time in the 200 freestyle.

Glenwood’s veteran seniors – Cole Newton, Geoff Moore and Jonathan De Leo – all swam with purpose. Each swimmer contributed top-15 swims and helped the Demons’ four relays earn points.

Newton and Moore were both within reach of state times. De Leo swam a personal-best time in the 100 backstroke.

Aspen junior Michael Zimet, another Demon swimmer, couldn’t make the trip to Montrose. He was busy participating in a state debate meet.

On April 9 in Montrose, the Demons will compete with a complete roster for the first time.

For any coffee lovers out there, Glenwood’s boys swimmers are selling coffee, cappuccino and chai tea as part of their team fundraiser. Contact any one of the boys or stop by Renewal Salon in Glenwood Springs through April 4 to make a purchase.

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