Nick Glispy, a Moffat County High School senior, will compete in his first home diving competition at 4 p.m. today at the MCHS swimming pool. For its second meet of the year, the MCHS boys swimming team will host Glenwood Springs High School.

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Nick Glispy, a Moffat County High School senior, will compete in his first home diving competition at 4 p.m. today at the MCHS swimming pool. For its second meet of the year, the MCHS boys swimming team will host Glenwood Springs High School.

Senior Nick Glispy enjoying 1st year on swimming team

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What: Moffat County High School boys varsity swimming team versus Glenwood Springs

When: 4 p.m. today

Where: MCHS swimming pool, 900 Finley Lane

For more information, call 824-7036

Nick Glispy has been on a number of teams.

The Moffat County High School senior has logged minutes on the soccer field and innings on the baseball diamond.

This year, however, Glispy is trying something new.

For his last semester of high school, Glispy, 18, is one of MCHS’ two divers.

“I figured, ‘Why not?’” he said. “My buddies and I used to come up here and just mess around on the diving board.

“So, after that, we just decided to try it. I was the only one who went through with joining the team.”

Now, Glispy is getting an education.

“There are kids out there who have been doing it for a while,” he said. “This is the first year for me — I’m kind of new to it.

“I have a feeling with a little more practice, I can keep up with them.”

Glispy and his teammates will have a chance for more practice at 4 p.m. today during their first home meet.

Glenwood Springs High School visits the MCHS pool, 900 Finley Lane.

The difference between playing on a soccer team to competing in diving extends to the team, Glispy said.

“In soccer and baseball, you’re doing one thing,” he said. “You’re all on the same team, going for the same thing.

“Here, we’re separate, but we’re doing it together. Everyone is going for their personal best and trying to make the team better. Everybody is striving for themselves and for the team at the same time.”

Glispy’s turn on the diving board is also his last chance to compete at the next level.

“I was hoping this year we could make it to state,” he said. “I figure (my teammates) would, but I was hoping I could make it for the first time for any sport.

“That would be pretty cool — I’ve always wanted to go to state in something.”

During the team’s first meet of the season, the March 5 Montrose Invitational, Glispy said he learned a lot watching other divers take their turns.

“Seeing them do it, it really got me inspired to try more,” he said. “To go out and go harder.”

Being at a swim meet was a vast change from being at a soccer game, Glispy added.

“It was a really different experience,” he said. “All the kids were doing their own thing and I didn’t really know what to expect, what to do.”

Glispy said he didn’t receive the results from the Montrose meet, but wasn’t worried about it.

“We didn’t get results,” he said. “But, there were only three people diving, so I placed in the top three.”

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