Nitro Swim Team | Swimmer of the Week for July 23-28, 2012

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park:Asher Ogden– Asher is always doing his best and impressing the coaches with his listening skills.  Being one of the more recent additions to Intro Asher hasn’t skipped a beat. Whether its flip turns, open turns, dives or reading the clock Asher can do it all!

Bee Cave:Aishika “Aisha” Mitra– Aisha had been having tremendous improvements in the last 2-3 weeks.  She has really be putting in the extra work at each and every practice. Not only working harder to get faster but also concentrating on perfecting the techniques. Everyone can see that she has the desire and dedication to learn and improve. Keep it up!


Cedar Park: All of our swimmers leaving us for the Silver group!– You all have done a great job this summer training hard, and doing all you need to do to advance our team is in good shape with the swimmers we have coming up the ranks.

Bee Cave:Maddy Oleary– Maddy has been really impressing me lately.  Her strokes, especially freestyle, have started coming together and I can tell her focus has become stronger.  I know that Maddy wants to be in the pool by the smile on her face and how well she pays attention to the coaches.  Keep up the great work Maddy!

Technique and Fitness

Cedar Park:Marin Filipowicz & Mason Priddy – These two have been doing especially well, over the last week. Mason has perfected his flip turns, and his speed is picking up.  Marin is excelling with her technique.  Her streamlines and underwaters look good, and she has gotten the breaststroke pullout down.  Great job you two, thanks for being a part of NITRO, and we’ll see you at the pool.

Bee Cave: Thom Naccarato– Thom has been on fire recently! Attacking every set with 100% effort from warm up to warm down! He has been focused so he can move himself up to our silver team. At the rate he’s going, he’ll be there in no time! Keep up the great work! Scott and I are so proud of you!


Cedar Park: Logan Clark– Logan has been such a hard worker every day, encouraging to everyone he swims with making sure to tell everyone they have been doing a good job. Great manners says “Yes Sir” to everything he is told. Great role model for those who are new to the group.

Bee Cave: Macky Syrett– Macky has been a great trainer for the Silver group very deserving of this award, look forward to continuing his strong efforts in practice.

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Anna Kate Benwell– She has been a force to be reckoned with at Tags this weekend, finaling in both her 50 and 100 breastroke events. Great job to all swimmers who have swum this weekend from Advanced Silver!

Bee Cave:Hunter Lee– Hunter put together a really strong week.  He showed me that he could make corrections to his stroke and keep with them.  In addition his effort level showed me what he is capable of and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with the challenges coming up in the weeks ahead. Keep up the great work Hunter!


Cedar Park: TAGS Swimmers!– All of our TAGS swimmers, who swam this weekend, did a great job with Matti and Reilly making A finals in two events. Reilly won a bronze medal in the 100 Back and our 10 & Under Girls won a bronze medal as well in the 200 Medley Relay. (Rachel Jacops, Anna Kate Benwell, Matti Friesz, Caitlin Murphy)

Bee Cave: Brian Li & Tas Saunders– Brian and Tas did a great job contributing to our TAGS relays, making sure our team scores points, this is an invaluable part of our past 4state championships.

Swimmer of the Month for July:

Cedar Park

High School Training:Kristina Troyanski– Kristina has done a great job since learning to swim only 4 months ago! She was recently names to the Junior Pentathlon World team! She has come a long way in her freestyle, from over 4 minutes for a 200 all the way down to 3:35! And she’s only going to get better! Great job Kristina!

TAGS 2:Zones and TAGS swimmers– The 16 kids that have represented our group at TAGS have done a phenomenal job racing and showcasing all the hard work over the last 19 weeks. We have 3 swimmers representing our group at the Zone championships next week who will showcase all our hard work for ST. We had many deserving individuals considered for the 11-12 Zones team as well. Very proud of how the group has ended the season over the last 2 weeks! Great job all!

Senior:Christian McConnell– Christian is a very positive, respectful and determined leader of the group.  He’s been focused on his stroke for a while now, and it’s paying off.  Christian recently made a two best times in practice.  He should have an exciting season ahead.

Sectional:  Garrett Hailes: Garrett has the heart of a tiger that won’t quit! He has come a long way, and pours his heart and soul into working to get better. Great to see!! Made his first TAGS meet ever, and will be setting his sights higher.

Bee Cave

TAGS:Will Barton– Awesome job on improving his times at A Champs, swimming relays as a part of the TAGS Championship team & increasingly stepping up in practice makes Will Swimmer of the Month. Congrats!

Sectional: Dave Makhervaks & JC Engel– Welcome the club gentlemen! Swimming their last TAGS meet, Sectional Co-Swimmers of the Month Dave Makhervaks & JC Engel stepped up & swam their hearts out at TAGS. JC & Dave not only finaled at TAGS but also earned their first Sectional cuts as well as contributed mightily to the 13-14 Boys’ relays (2 relays are ranked #2 in the country). Wow! And all the best to ‘Hurricane’ Dave as his family departs for Seattle at the end of summer. All the best ‘Hurricane!’


National Group Swimmers of July: The swimmers that represented Nitro at the US Olympic Trials in Omaha:

Quinn Carrozza

Maddie Edwards

Matt Ellis

Zach Gunn

William Licon

Manny Mendoza

Megan Onstott