Craig Rest was not in the schedule for the Moffat County and Glenwood Springs swim teams Saturday.
Two of the Western Slope's smallest teams competed in a meet that took a little more than an hour. Dual meets usually last twice as long.
"There were a lot of tired guys," Moffat coach Patti Wors--ley said. "We had some inconsistent times because guys would swim well and then have to turn right around and swim again."
When the Bulldogs travel to larger meets after their spring break, there will sometimes be 20 minutes between events because they have multiple heats. With only one heat in all of the events Saturday, each event took about five minutes to complete.
The lack of rest wasn't too inhibiting for freshman Cole Worsley from Steamboat Springs.
Cole Worsley swam his personal best in the 50-meter freestyle during his anchor leg on the 200-meter freestyle relay. He swam the final leg on the relay, and although he started behind Glenwood's anchor, he caught the Demon swimmer with fewer than four meters left.
"I hate to lose," he said. "Having that guy in front of me helped me swim faster."
During their last meet, which was against Montrose, the Bulldogs didn't win any events. This weekend they won twice.
Worsley also took first the 100-meter freestyle, swimming a state-qualifying time of 59.43 seconds.
The Bulldogs added two more swimmers to the team Saturday. Juniors Trenton Taylor and Don----nie Penner swam in their first meets.
Penner lost his goggles when he jumped into the pool during his leg of the 200-meter freestyle relay.
"I didn't have my head down when I jumped in," he said. "Now I know."
Penner knows where he stands.
"I know times that I can improve on now," he said.
The swim team continued to grow this week. One swimmer joined practice and another decided to join when spring break resumes.
"It's such a young team," coach Worsley said. "Donnie and Trenton will help this team, especially considering they could barely swim a 100 two weeks ago."
Another highlight for the Bulldogs came from senior Devin Gillette in the 500-meter freestyle. The senior switched from the freestyle stroke to the butterfly stroke during the last two laps of the 20-lap event.
"My teammates told me to change it up," Gillette said.
Everybody in the pool cheered Gillette home to his second-place finish.
Despite swimming the slower butterfly stroke to finish, Gillette improved his personal best in the event.
Coach Worsley said everybody on the team improved in at least one event.
Sophomore Andrew Aultman had his personal best in the 100-meter breaststroke.
"I took five seconds off from last week," he said after his second-place finish.
The Bulldogs finished the meet with 52 points. Glenwood won the meet with 96 points.
Other top five finishes for the Bulldogs were: 200-meter medley relay (Cody Poirot, Aultman, Worsley, Tyler Kalsow) second; Poirot second in 200-meter individual medley and third in 100-meter butterfly; Aultman third in 50-meter freestyle; Kalsow fourth in 200-meter freestyle; Taylor fifth in 50-meter freestyle; Shane Dodge fifth in 100-meter freestyle and fourth in 100-meter breaststroke; 200-meter freestyle relay (Poirot, Aultman, Worsley, Kalsow) first, (Taylor Penner, Gillete, Dodge) third; 400-meter freestyle relay (Taylor Penner, Gillete, Dodge) second.