Nitro Swimmer of the Week for April 20th – 25th, 2015

Intro to Nitro 

Cedar Park: Winston Brooks – Winston has become quite the leader in his group! As we’ve had new swimmers joining Intro recently, he’s stepped up to lead by example! He does a great job listening well, & working hard in the water. Keep up the great work, Winston! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Kyle Lee – Kyle comes to practice ready to learn and never stops. He is the kind of young athlete that always gives everything he has even if it is all he has left. It is inspiring and quality even adults have a hard time with. It’s an honor to have someone like Kyle on the Nitro team! – Coach Sam


Cedar Park: Arsh Gupta – Arsh had a great week of practices with a great kick set on Monday and continuing our backstroke work for the week. He also participated in the Nitro at the Races and not only swam really well, but was a great teammate! Way to go Arsh!! – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Jack Minyen – Jack has one of the best work ethics of anyone in our Bronze group.  He shows up everyday ready to work hard and a smile on his face.  He listens during practice and is constantly working to improve.  His breaststroke kick has come a long way throughout the season because of all his determination.  He is the kind of swimmer that every coach loves to have.  I know he has a bright future ahead of him.  I’m super proud of you Jack! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Mandala Pam & Travis Whitaker – Mandala really rocked her backstroke head position and underwater  streamlines. She also knows how to lead the group and set a great example for the other swimmers. Travis has been with NITRO for a while but he consistently leads the lane and shows the group how it’s done. His underwater on his back are phenomenal. Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Stephen

Bee Cave: Isabella Young – Isabella is excellent and on track to be a great swimmer. Her devotion and motivation every time she is in the water amazes me. Every time this week she has lead the group and every correction Coach Ian and I have given her, she corrected immediately. – Coach Tanner


Cedar Park: Colby Pace – Colby has really stepped up his game at practice lately. He has pushed himself to correct all of the little details as well as making all of the intervals. Colby’s swimming had made leaps and bounds in the past few months and his strokes are starting to come together as a whole. I’m excited to continue to work with Colby and see where he takes his swimming. – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Ryan & Rohan Dharwadker – Yes twins with almost identical strokes, great attitudes, desire to improve, thirst for competition, and thats not limited to just racing each other, these two young gentlemen have a love of swimming! They work their tails off every day, the first time I met the boys the pool revolved around breaststroke, kicking was a chore, but months of focus, a lot of leg cramps, tons of focus, and I never see the breaststroke kick unless they are swimming breaststroke! I’m not sure who is faster in the freestyle right now but on any given day if one wins the other is a close second! Smiles and laughter surround Ryan and Rohan, they are what makes coaching such a joy! Remember those names too because their focus and drive will make them.great swimmers in the near future, Great Job Boys! Coach Chuck


Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Orion Tian – Orion is a rock in the group.  He brings a quiet concentration to every skill performed at practice.  He has been leading the group in test sets and our daily kick set, and despite being ahead, he still pushes his own limits.  Orion is quick to take up challenges and that kind of fire burns bright.  Keep up the hard work, Orion! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Radhika Gautam – Radhika, last week was one of those magical ones, full of surprises. The word that best describes your attitude towards the work that needed to be done in the water is PROACTIVE. You took charge of your training and your performance was on point. Remember, PERSISTANCE overcomes resistance…so keep it up Radhika. Good job!! FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!! SI SI SI!!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Yeraldin Ruiz – She has become the undeniable leader of the group. She can be relied upon to demonstrate all of our drills and set the pace during every set. She also knows how to push herself and she demonstrated during our test set this week. Congratulations and keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Sam Smith – The IMX meet kicks off the long course season and Sam is right on top of the training, his 400 free was sharp, long, and clean, you get the feeling that all winter long the walls were just getting in Sam’s way, he was just waiting to break out into a longer pool! You teach swimmers about pace, how to raise the tempo as the race progresses, Sam does this so well, the middle of the pool is where he really shines, the shoulders start pressing the stroke and when other swimmers look to be hurting Sam was speeding up! Great heart with this young man, so many swimmers shy away from the longer swims but Sam gets better the longer the race, I can’t wait to see how he attacks his next big race, Great job young man! – Coach Chuck