Duncan Swim team

The Duncan swim team will compete in their first back-to-back meets. The team also took home the Xpress Wellness Team of Week honors for their strong start to the 2020-2021 season.  

The Duncan Boys’ swim team took home a win in their recent meet at home and the girls finished third, which is why the Duncan Swim team as a whole took home the Xpress Wellness Team of Week honors this week.

In the Dec. 4 meet that saw Duncan face off against Harrah, Choctaw, Deer Creek and Chickasha, the Demons’ first victory came in the 400-meter freestyle while Mayson Thiebaud won with a time of 4:56.12.

The Demons’ boys’ relay team for the 400-freestyle relay also won the first place medal with the team of Thiebaud, Jacob Riley, Caden Stewart and Aiden Locke finishing in a time of 4:29.40.

Gaby Glover had the best finish for the Lady Demons’ swim team as she finished third in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 31.44 seconds and then placed second overall in the 100-meter freestyle.

Duncan swimming coach Andrew Bowers said he was proud of the boys’ team who improved their season record to 14-1 and was proud of how close the girls competed and had their record go to 12-3.

This will be a busy week for the Demons swim team as they have back-to-back meets scheduled. They head to Lawton on Dec. 17 and then host Yukon and Mustang at home on Dec. 18.

“The Lawton meet will be a good measuring stick for our progress,” Bowers said. “We will have some that will swim new events as we try to increase our depth throughout the lineup. The boys will have to battle if they want to win on Thursday. Lawton Mac is a tough matchup for us, it will be a fun night.”

This will be the first of back-to-back meetings as Bowers has tried to schedule those but meets have been canceled, though he feels they are important to his team’s success.

“Having a back-to-back like this is extremely important for us, especially this year. We try to schedule several of these throughout the year, but in 2020, we've already had some meets canceled that would have been part of a back-to-back,” Bowers said. “These are important because Regionals and State are back-to-back meets. The more experience we have with scheduling these types of meets, the more ready we will be for Regionals and State.”

Lawton’s meet will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 17 with no fans allowed to attend. The home meet will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 18 with fans allowed at The Simmons Center where masks are encouraged.

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