Nitro Swim Team | Swimmers of the Week March 19, 2012

Swimmer of the Week for March 12th – 17th, 2012

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Austin Benson – Austin has been a strong swimmer from his start in Intro; he easily understands new concepts and puts them to use right away.  Corrections made in the middle of the pool are maintained the rest of practice and always done with a big smile.  Austin has been quickly building up his endurance and speed, racing his away across the pool. Way to go Austin!!

Bee Cave: Kembree Koleber – Kembree showed tremendous improvement in her dive last week. She saw the challenge that I set for her, she listened carefully to my instructions, and the result is a beautifully efficient and fast dive. Kembree is also someone that is always friendly and nice to everyone. Always the first in the pool and last to get out. She is constantly encouraging her team mates, either by cheering them on or giving them a pat on the back after a big/hard set. We love having you in our group Kembree!


Cedar Park: Max Chbaro – Max has come a long way with his stroke technique and attention to small things. It is secret to no one that Max loves and enjoys swimming. He has a competitive spirit that will carry him far – but recently he has also learned the benefit of stopping to make changes in order to be faster in the long run. This is a mature concept, and Max has grasped it! We’re excited to see him leading lanes and stepping up as a leader in his group. Thanks for being awesome, Max!!

Bee Cave: Ian Cullicott – Ian always gives his all. This remains true even during Spring Break.  He works hard and plays hard. He focuses on his strokes and making adjustments as much as he listens when we are playing a game.  Keep up the great attitude and focus Ian!

Technique and Fitness

Cedar Park: Kelly Copeland and Ben Liu – Kelly and Ben swim at NITRO once a week, and know the importance of utilizing the one hour, that they are here. This past week, they really shown, when it came to their backstroke flip turns and breaststroke pullouts, they look like professional swimmers. Great job you two, keep up the good work, thanks for being a part of NITRO, and we’ll see you at the pool.

Bee Cave: Andrew Osorio – Andrew has been in our Nitro program for quite some time. He offers great leadership in the Friday group. He consistently applies corrections once he has been told. It’s been really exciting to see his technique improve week after week. Keep up the great work!


Cedar Park: David Shay – David brought his A game all last week. He always shows up with a smile, a couple of questions, and a great attitude about his swimming. He has really made some great strides. Good job David!

Bee Cave: Avery McCrory – As a leader of Silver 4, Avery is a very competitive young girl.  Even though she is typically focused on swimming fast, Avery always has time to share a smile with her coaches and teammates.  Avery is working hard at improving her strokes.  Add that to her champion underwater distance, and it’s easy to see that Avery’s swimming future has great potential.

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: All of the swimmers who attended TAGS – They were all first time attendees, and it can be a bit overwhelming the first time a swimmer goes to TAGS. All of them did a great job and we’re looking forward to summer TAGS! Anna Kate Benwell, Ellie Lou Benwell, Thomas Shomper, Marko Vujosevic and Matti Friesz

Bee Cave: Mia Haraguchi – Mia is always a treat to coach but with Spring Break being as light in numbers as it has been, her focus and attention to her strokes really stands out.  Keep up the great work Mia!


Cedar Park: Katie Severe – We did a lot of playing around this past week, but we still focused on drills for about half of each practice. This is where Katie really showed some great strides. You saw a significant improvement in her Freestyle specifically her ability to rotate and apply power to her stroke. Backstroke very similar improvements, I look forward to seeing her continue this streak as we continue working on our strokes especially with Butterfly and Breaststroke coming up soon. Great Job Katie!!!

Bee Cave: Camille Sweeney – For a few months now, Camille has dealt with health and allergy issues that affect her ability to swim.  Despite these challenges, Camille attends almost every dry-land and swim practice, even through spring break.  Her persistence has kept her in great condition, swimming fast with awesome technique.  Her coaches are excited about her consistent improvements and fast times, and they look forward to seeing an even healthier Camille swim even faster.