Demon swimmers kick off season with GJ Relays |

Demon swimmers kick off season with GJ Relays

Glenwood Springs’ boys swim team kicked off the season on a positive note at the Grand Junction Relays on Saturday, collecting a second-place finish and six third-place swims.”We were always in the upper half on every event we had,” first-year coach Keith Giezentanner said. “I felt like our boys swam really well. We need to work a little bit on transitions at the wall, but I was real impressed with how we did.”With only seven swimmers, the Demons were only able to enter seven of the meet’s 10 relay events, many of which strayed from the norm as far as format goes.Glenwood took second in the 500-yard crescendo relay, in which the first swimmer swims 50 yards, the second 100, the third 150 and the anchor 200. George Keeper, Patrick Kramer, Jamie Giezentanner and Bryce McDermott represented the Demons in that one.Teammates Raphael Joly, Luke Johnson and Alex Moore were also plenty busy on the day.Glenwood nabbed third in the 400 free relay, the 200 medley relay, the butterfly-freestyle relay, the backstroke, breaststroke relay and a backstroke relay. The Demons were only a second off a state-qualifying time in the 400 free.The Demons ended up fifth out of six teams in the team standings and were the smallest team numbers-wise with only seven swimmers. Every other team had at least twice that many on its roster.Glenwood heads to Craig for a meet with Moffat County on Thursday.

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