Swimmer of the Week for April 2nd – April 7th, 2012
Intro to Nitro
Cedar Park: Katie Zografos and Kennedy Diamond– Both of these little ladies took on a big challenge for any Intro swimmer this weekend at the Nitro at the Races, the 100 IM!! One length of each stroke, three wall exchanges and two very brave girls. Katie and Kennedy were more than capable of the 100 IM and in the meet they showed it! I am so very proud to be their coach, way to go ladies! Way to go!!
Bee Cave: Intro Swimmers at the Meet!-This week I would like to congratulate all of the Intro swimmers that swam at the meet this weekend. They all did a wonderful job, and made me proud.
Cedar Park:Ryanne McDaniel– Over the course of the last few weeks, Ryanne has been tremendously brave in conquering her fear of diving off the diving blocks. She has developed a terrific block start and used this past weekend’s Nitro at the Races meet to show it off. Ryanne had a number of excellent swims and we’re so proud of her persistence and work ethic. GO GIRL!
Bee Cave: Finn Henry– Finn is a great swimmer to coach. He listens well and has been making great strides in the Bronze group. He really pays attention to his strokes and takes corrections easily. If there is a kick set, I can be sure to find him out in the front of the pack. Keep up the great work Finn!
Technique and Fitness
Cedar Park:Jessica Ding & Nathan Depta – Jessica always show up to practice with and incredible attitude. She has been with the T/F group for some time now, and I use her to demonstrate many swimming elements for the newer swimmers. She is always willing to go the extra mile and help out the group. Nathan swims once a week on Friday’s. The pool can sometimes be a little cool for him, but after a few minutes he adjusts, and the other swimmers really enjoy the energy he brings to the pool. Great job last week you two, thanks for being a part of NITRO, and we will see you at the pool.
Bee Cave:Kalan Koleber– He’s a great lane leader when he comes to practice. Has a great attitude when he is challenged by certain sets. This past weekend he entered the swim meet and shined. All of his hard work paid off. Great work Kalan!
Cedar Park:Aditya Tewari – Aditya is on a mission to be the best swimmer in the group and in the process he’s challenging those around him to be better! Aditya loves to race, and we’re sure that his attitude in practice will result in great times at future meets. Keep up the good work Aditya!
Bee Cave: John Leeds– John is probably one of the nicest, most polite kids I have ever known. His do-good attitude translates in the water with a consistent positive attitude, always working the hardest he can, and encouraging others around him. John had a fantastic first swim meet of the season at Saturday’s Nitro at The Races. We are so proud of John! Keep up the great work!
Cedar Park:Lindsey Hitt– Lindsey has come to practice over the last week with a new fire and enthusiasm for swimming. We’re all excited to see where this takes her at the first long course meet in a few weeks. Keep up the great work Lindsey!
Bee Cave:Noah Lightfoot– Noah really showed me something this week. He said that the address by Anthony Robles at the Nitro’s really spoke to him and inspired him to worker harder. Noah showed me what that looked like from him throwing himself back into the forefront of the group after a season riddled with absences largely due to illness. Noah is great to have on deck and a natural leader. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this focused and re-dedicated Noah Lightfoot. Keep it up the great work Noah!
Cedar Park: Ashlyn Carroll– Ashlyn is a fairly new swimmer in our Gold group, but she has wasted no time pushing herself and working on making herself much better. Ashlyn has really improved herself by pushing intervals and making them, that she did not know she could do. Excited to see her at the first meet of the season.
Bee Cave:Camille Sweeney– Camille has shown an impressive “never give up” attitude the last few weeks. When the tough gets going, Camille gets swimming. Her attitude has directly affected her swimming, helping her become stronger & faster each passing week. Camille proves that a little determination goes a long way! Very proud of you Camille!