Nitro Swim Team Swimmers of the Week for December 10 – 15, 2012

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park:Tanner Glazier– Each practice Tanner shows how much enjoys swimming, smile and hard work.  At the Nitro at the Races Tanner showed what he was made of when he dive in for his 50 breaststroke and his goggles came off!  Not to be slowed down by anyone or anything Tanner pull, breathe, kick and glided his way through his race and when he came out of the water he was all smiles!  Tanner you ROCK!

Bee Cave:Daniela Cazares– Daniela has been working extremely hard the last few weeks. Kicking hard through the whole kick set, and not giving up. She has been so focused on exactly what the coaches are looking for and always doing her best to impress. Daniela’s attitude and excitement has started rubbing off on everyone, which makes each practice just a little more productive. And her hard work is definitely paying off because she is staring to be a real leader of the group. Keep up the great work.


Cedar Park: Jaylin DuBose, Ana Herceg & Felicity Hester– These three ladies had an amazing weekend swimming at the BB and under meet. These ladies demonstrated the skills they have been working on every day in practice and showed that their improvements in practice will help their overall swimming.

Bee Cave:Tony Slowik– Tony has really stepped in a leadership role for our bronze group.  He has shown the coaches his true desire to succeed and a commitment to his goals.  I look forward to the next few weeks with him.

Technique and Fitness

Cedar Park:Sohee Jung & Kyle Le – Sohee spent a good amount of time perfecting her dive from the blocks this past week.  With time and patience she got it.  I don’t think I have ever NOT seen a smile on Kyle’s face.  He always has a great attitude and brings great energy to the pool.  His endurance and technique are coming along as well.  Great job you two, thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool.

Bee Cave:Anna Heikes– Anna has been working extra hard lately, and it’s being noticed by the coaches. She gives 100% on every single drill and set. Anna aims for perfection for 60 minutes every single practice. She’s really hitting her stride in longer distance sets. Way to go Anna!


Cedar Park:Rylee Worley & Brit Collins– Rylee and Brit have been workout buddies since the start if the seasons and are now best buddies at practice. Working together these two push each other beyond their limits and they do it using friendly competition. To them It’s not about “I’m going to beat you” it’s about “Let’s try to beat each other and we can both get better together.”  Using this strategy they have both grown much faster and as a result had a phenomenal meet this past weekend at AAAA in San Antonio.

Bee Cave:Paige Liverman– All week long Paige has shown how hard she has been working on her mechanics, but it’s how she works on the little things that makes her the Silver swimmer of the week, push offs, streamlines, fly body waves, not breathing first stroke up, which is why we call on her to demonstrate to the group so often. Great work Paige!

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park:Matthew McCarthy– This week’s practices have gotten progressively harder, and each day Matthew has gotten better and better. I can’t wait to see how he responds over the next few weeks and watch his hard work pay off. Great job Matthew!

Bee Cave:Jasmine Bui– Jasmine had a great meet this weekend in San Antonio.  She dropped a great deal of time in all her races but, perhaps more importantly, I saw the fruits of her practice come out in her races.  Her attention to her strokes and turns together with her effort in practice has improved her conditioning and provided her with a firm technique from which to build.   You are doing a great job Jasmine!


Cedar Park: Nadia Bhatti & Reagan Bleasdell– Nadia and Reagan both swam a fantastic meet this weekend, showing off that their week of technique focused workouts did not go to waste. Very proud of these two ladies and am glad they swam as well as they did. Congrats ladies!!!

Bee Cave:Andrew Pickard – Andrew has the focus that I’ve been waiting to find in a leader for the Bee Cave Gold group, yes his training is a step above, the effort he has been putting into repeat sets is as good as I’ve seen this year, but for me when he gave words of encouragement to another Gold swimmer who was struggling that was the point Andrew became the group leader. Well done Andrew!