Day to day, week to week, the Durango Demons are making believers of co-head swim coaches Tom Coxwell and Jordan Parker.
"We are just more and more impressed every weekend," Parker said. "They continue to perform beyond our expectations.
"And they're cheering on everyone, which makes coaching 30 girls a whole lot easier than it sounds. It's been a lot of fun."
Durango, one day after defeating Fruita Monument in a dual at the Fort Lewis College pool, dispatched Montezuma-Cortez and Grand Junction on Saturday at FLC, two more victories to its already undefeated season.
"We did have some competition (Saturday)," Parker said. "We lost our first two races this season; Grand Junction put some pressure on us.
"It was sort of a reality check for us - we're not invincible."
Durango will find that out first hand next weekend at the Albuquerque Invitational, its biggest meet yet this season. Parker said this weekend's competition was used to determine the maximum four swimmers allowed to compete in each race next weekend in Albuquerque.
"We can't swim everyone," she said. "I think that helped motivate them, helped them push it."
Parker singled out freshman swimmer Jennie Fischer for her third-place finish in the 500 free, and Kayla McCarthay and Carly Merryman for their second consecutive 1-2 finish in the 100 breaststroke.
Merryman, Parker said, set another personal best in the race, the second consecutive day she has improved her time.
Parker also singled out Samara Hernandez, the Pagosa Springs student who swims for Durango High School.
"She had a great meet in general," Parker said. "She really pushed it in the relays. She surprised me; she had really good times both days.
"Everyone swam really great times.
"They all have such a great attitude, too," Parker said. "When they don't do well, they'll come to us and ask: 'Can we work on this in practice? Can we work on that in practice?' They're not just looking at their times, they're taking responsibility for everything."