Nitro Swim Team | Swimmers of the Week for July 2 – 7, 2012

Swimmers of the Week for July 2nd – 7th:

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park:Tanner Glaizer– Tanner has come a long way from when he first started Intro.  Steadily taking each new challenge as they come Tanner is no longer intimidated by the tough sets but instead smiles his way through them!  Keep up the great work Tanner!!!

Bee Cave:Lauren Monti, Madelyn Ono & Kelley You– This week I couldn’t pick just one of the three girls in the Intro to Nitro 3 class, so I picked them all. These three girls have been working extremely hard, these last few weeks, really showing me that they want to learn and get faster. They all are very good at listening effectively (with ears AND eyes). And each one of them are demonstrating tremendous improvements in everything I teach them. Keep up the awesome work ladies!


Cedar Park: Kyle Vincent Feliciano– Kyle has been working extremely hard all week long, making sure that he is working on his interval comprehension as well as, being a positive role model for his group with his infectious smile on a daily basis. Keep up the good work Kyle!

Bee Cave:Sameer Mohammad– Sameer always has a smile on his face at practice.  He listens well and has been improving.  One of the things that make coaching this age so amazing is in being able to see the changes from workout to workout.  At this age they can improve a great deal in a short time with the right effort and attention to their strokes. Keep up the good work Sameer!

Technique and Fitness

Cedar Park:Rachel Cook & Rushil Udani – Rachel did an excellent job this past week, being a lane leader, and demonstrating for the group.  The other swimmers look up to her, and she sets a great example.  Rushil has been with the T/F group for a while, and we are noticing a change in his swimming.  He is getting more technical with his strokes, grabbing more water, and adjusting his head position.  Great job you two, thanks for being a part of NITRO, and we’ll see you at the pool.

Bee Cave:Izzy Guerrero– Izzy has been with Nitro for a short time. In that time I have seen her strokes transform. She makes a great lane leader and attacks every set with 100% effort. She is extremely coach able and is a big reason for her improvement. Great job Izzy!


Cedar Park:All the swimmers who attended the AAAA meet this past weekend– They all swam really great throughout the weekend and saw improvement after working hard the last few weeks. Great job guys!

Bee Cave:Callahan Hefner– Callahan trains very hard and is having some really fast meets to show for it!  At only 8 years old, Callahan has one of the best streamlines & underwater dolphin kicks I’ve ever seen.  He is very coachable and applies any & all feedback us coaches have for him.  Keep up the great work Callahan!

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park:Lauren Walker & Noah Zahm– Lauren had a solid meet this past weekend in San Antonio. She dropped time in almost every event, and was even willing to give a number of new events a try. Always with a smile and always a joy to coach, Lauren had a great weekend. Noah not only had a great weekend of swimming, but was a great example of a teammate. When a new swimmer showed up Saturday, after I introduced Noah to him they were inseparable for the rest of the day. Noah was a great example of never allowing another teammate to sit alone at a meet and making a new swimmer feel welcome. Great job Noah

Bee Cave:Alay Shah– Alay is just getting ready to move up to Senior and it is because of the effort and maturity with which he approaches practice.  Alay works hard in the water and even if he doesn’t quite get a drill rit or a turn quite perfect, I can always tell that he is making the effort.  He has come so far in a short time.  Keep up the great work Alay!


Cedar Park: Reagan Bleasdell– Reagan is one of the a handful of swimmers in the gold group that if she ever misses a practice something is not right, Reagan is always smiling influence on the rest of her teammates. This week she pushed herself to the extreme not just in the water but also during dry-land workouts. Keep up the great work Reagan!

Bee Cave:Gavin Moak– Gavin gets the “distance animal” award this week. Gavin swam the 800 free at the Palo Alto meet this weekend for the first time and crushed it! He also swam the 400 free, and earned A times in both events, which is a true testament to hard training & persistence. Gavin never gives up & always pushes harder, even when the sets get very tough. In fact, when the sets get long & tough, that’s when he shines. Keep up the great work Gavin!