Nitro Swimmer of the Week for April 13th – 18th, 2015

Intro to Nitro 

Cedar Park: Iris Wang – Iris is the swimmer of the week because not only does she faithfully attend practice each week, she works hard in the water! Every time we’re learning a new skill or practicing something she already knows, she’s dedicated to doing a great job. That kind of consistency pays off! Great job, Iris! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Camila Diaz – Every time Camila comes to practice she comes with a positive attitude along with an eagerness  to learn and grow as a competitive swimmer! Pushing herself when she is tired can be hard but she knows it brings her closer to her goals and encourages others teammates at the same time. It is a joy to have her energy, drive, and positive personality in practice every week! – Coach Samantha


Cedar Park: Ivan Leong – Ivan had a great week of practice! We worked on our perfect 25’s butterfly all week. He had a positive attitude all week and worked extremely hard at making changes during practice! Way to go Ivan! – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Nick Wang – Nick really stepped up this week with his kicking.  He has decided to really commit to developing some strong legs and it is showing in practice.  He has gone from 4th or 5th in the lane when we kick to going 1st or 2nd.  What really impresses me is how he turns up the effort even when his legs are tired.  It takes a special swimmer to do that.  Great job Nick!  I’m very proud of you! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Ester Yu & Morris Lin – Great job you two  on your underwater streamlines  with the lane buddies.   Excellent  job showing the team how it’s done.   Nice work on your dives as well and also watching the clocks and demonstrating  for the group.   Your positive attitudes  really help the coaches with team  building.   Thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Stephen

Bee Cave: Riley Rhodes – Riley has been by far one of the hardest working swimmers in the group this week. She came to us as a brand new swimmer not too long ago, because she injured herself as a dancer. Ever since she took on this sport Riley always gave 100% effort in the water to improve her strokes technique. I’m very proud of her for always taken initiative to better herself in her new found sport. –Coach Tanner


Cedar Park: Anthony Brock – Anthony has really stepped up his game at practice lately, and I love it! He has been doing a great job of starting to focus on the little things and it all showed off this weekend at his first long course meet. Silver isn’t able to train long course but we often talk about holding our strokes throughout the whole set or race, and I was happy to see Anthony able to do that in his races this weekend. He gets along great with his team mates and he made others feel welcome this weekend when they didn’t know anyone. Way to go Anthony. – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Will Singletary – This was quite a good week for Will, I saw a lot of growth with this young man, he stepped up to lead his lane on several occasions, leading the lane holds responsibility, you need to do thing  a little sharper, faster, cleaner, and be ready for changes in practice sets when they occur. Will was on top of his game when the fins were on he focused on the fast big kick, but more importantly when the fins came off he stepped up the effort and became a group leader! Not every swimmer is cut out to lead the lane, Will trains so much better in a lead role and the Silver Group benefits from his example. Great Job Will, lets see you in front every practice. –Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Fiona Graves – Fiona is all about the positives, and not just in her strokes.  She attended the TXLA meet on Saturday and Sunday, and while she only swam in one Saturday session, she stayed for all four sessions to cheer for her brother and other teammates.  Fiona was on deck guns blazing with her own heat sheet and highlighter, recording the times of all Nitro swimmers.  Great job, “Coach” Graves! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Bella Berti – Bella you had an extraordinary week at the pool. Your swimming was on point, especially your freestyle with bigger arms, has improved a great deal :). Your desire to do better, and the way you are always looking for something to improve, are getting you closer to the set goal. You had an outstanding meet on Saturday at UT and that was a great way to close one of the best weeks of your swim training. Keep FOCUS Bella..SISISI!!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Audrey Dieckert & Elinor Krits – This weekend both of them competed in the 200 Fly at our IMX Long Course meet. No matter your training level this is a not only physically challenging but mentally challenging event. They both performed this event very well and I’m very proud of them. Congratulations and great job. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Morgan Rodriguez – Morgan had an outstanding performance this weekend at our Nitro IMX meet. Every race she attacked it with tenacity. Last season her underwaters were a key to her success, it was no different this weekend. Her underwaters were outstanding! Great work this weekend Morgan, keep the ball rolling. Tremendous start to the season! – Coach Adrian