Nitro Swimmer of the Week for April 21st – 26th, 2014

Intro to Nitro 

Cedar Park: Ashritha Aki – Ashritha did an excellent job this week! She has a great attitude & is always respectful of her team mates. She also listens to her coaches, and then applies what we say to her swimming. Her breast stoke looked phenomenal this week! Great job, Ashritha! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Josie Beiler – Josie has really done a great job this week. She was really focused and worked so hard on her flip turns! Great job this week Josie! Keep working hard! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Lauren Roberts – Although being new to the group she is quickly becoming a lane leader. She has started to figure out the intervals and does a great job on all of our drills. I hope you continue keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave:  Ian Cunliffe Weiss – Ian has been a rising leader in our bronzes group lately. He always gives his 100% and it surely is showing. Ian has great work ethic while in practice and has been completely zoned in. Great work this week Ian! – Coach Adrian

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Sabrina Musslewhite & Justin Harger – Sabrina had a great practice this past week especially with the kick sets we did.  She was enthusiastic and was encouraging with her fellow swimmers.  Justin is always a great athlete to coach.  He volunteers to demonstrate and is always pushing his fellow athletes to push themselves.  Not to mention a great breaststroke this past week.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Jake Kelley – Jake always comes ready to practice and works get better everyday. He is always asking for feedback to improve his strokes. Way to go Jake! – Coach Clay


Cedar Park: Sangphil Hwang – Phil has always been a lot of fun to have around.  Few swimmers are capable of finding more reasons to smile and enjoy everything around them.  While Phil has had some outstanding individual practices before, it would often be followed by practices in which his effort wasn’t quite at the same level as the day before.  Last week that changed completely, each and every time Phil hits the water he was aggressively pursuing his best effort regardless of the stroke.  We’re hoping this is a sign of things to come, keep it up Phil! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Megan Kelly – Megan has absolutely been zoned in during practice lately. She has really been working on her reaction time off the walls on our turns and it is paying off. Megan is a fierce competitor in the pool and has really elevated her training. Great job this week Megan! – Coach Adrian

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Daniel Shi – Daniel is a rock in the group.  Ever since this season started, Daniel has done an excellent job leading by example in practice.  He is quick to lead a lane which helps establish good training habits for the other swimmers.  We coaches look forward to seeing Daniel perform in the coming meets, as his training has been fantastic.  Keep it up, Daniel! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Tailyn Schaufelberger – Tailyn had a great week.  She consistently demonstrates how much she wants to be at swim practice through her attention, her effort and her attitude. She is ready for any challenge and is eager to see what she can make happen in a set.  Keep up the great work Tailyn! – Coach Jeff


Cedar Park: Joshua Louie – He has been consistently doing a great job in practice. However this week he showed up to practice without the one thing truly necessary, his suit. After telling me he forgot his suit he reappeared with what I can only describe as a suit resembling cargo shorts on. He then proceeded to complete the entire practice with them on and because of the drag created by them had to work extra hard. I’m very proud of his determination to participate in practice. Keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Hadley McCormick – Hadley has been charging really hard this last week, her adjustment to the new group was smooth and problem free, I really like how effortlessly she works the walls and when asked to push the pace she adds just the right amount of legs to the stroke. She has shown great speed in her sprints in practice but I believe the 200s are where she will really make her mark. Great work young lady! – Coach Chuck