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November 15, 2013

Coach happy with showing in first meet

Bob Morris
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Without much practice time to prepare for their first meet, coach Andrew Bowers thought the Duncan swimmers did well.

“Considering we only had three weeks of practice, we looked pretty good,” Bowers said regarding the Demons’ first meet of the season Thursday.

Duncan hosted Carl Albert, Midwest City and Del City. The boys won the meet with 129 points while the girls were third with 81.

Bowers said that, while the swimmers weren’t yet in meet shape, he expects that to change

“There is certainly room for a lot of improvement, but I expect that to come in the next couple of weeks,” he said.

Bowers said he was pleased with how the swimmers did in the relays. A.J. Stewart joined returning state qualifiers Damon Demar, Brennan DeHart and Charles Espinosa in the three boys relays, and Duncan won them all.

The coach added he was happy with how the relay swimmers supported one another.

“It was a true team effort in that sense,” he said.

Several first-year swimmers got their first taste of meet action. Bowers said the newcomers to the team were willing to try any event they could.

“A lot of the first-time swimmers were swimming events or strokes they have never swam before,” he said. “Their willingness to compete and try anything was very impressive.”

The Demons will see the teams who came to town again Nov. 22 at a meet in Midwest City. Bowers said he expects the swimmers to improve their times.