Girls swim team kick off 2000 season |

Girls swim team kick off 2000 season

The Moffat County High School girls swim team will most likely dive into a pool of winning this season. The Bulldogs had their first practice at Moffat County High School swimming pool Monday afternoon.

“We are going to have a good season,” Head Coach Ed Stehlin said. “The girls are practicing hard and have a great attitude.”

The strength of the Bulldogs is having plenty of youthful talent, Stehlin said.

“The sophomore group is pretty solid,” he said. “They are young and strong and ready to win meets this season.”

The team is vulnerable because of their lack of experience in swim meets, Stehlin said.

“We are inexperienced team. We have only two seniors and two juniors returning this year,” he said.

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The Bulldogs are in a strong 4A Northwest league, and compete against experienced teams such as, Grand Junction, Durango and Montrose. Many of their swimmers practice with swim club year round, Stehlin said.

Last year, a lot of girls placed well at the Jeffco Invitational and five girls went to state and one girl finished in the top eighth, Stehlin said.

“Our goal this year, is to get as many swimmers qualified for state as we possibly can,” Stehlin said.

The swim team will open their season at the Montrose Relays and has their first duel meet against Glenwood Saturday Dec. 9 at Moffat County High School.

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