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Curtis Bowser, a Moffat County High School sophomore, began swimming competitively this season as part of the MCHS boys varsity swimming team. While Bowser said he doesn’t expect to win many races, cutting time and getting better is rewarding enough for him.

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No gold, but all heart: MCHS sophomore swimmer never quits in the pool

As the 100-yard freestyle race came to a close Saturday in Montrose, swimmers and coaches alike where cheering on the athlete in the outside lane. It wasn’t a record-breaking performance or a swimmer pushing for a state-qualifying time. Curtis Bowser was 20 seconds behind every other swimmer in his heat, but his last-place finish wasn’t the real story. Bowser, a Moffat County High School sophomore, had hardly been in a pool in his 16 years let alone been a competitive swimmer before joining the MCHS boys swimming team this season.

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