Nitro Swimmer of the Week for April 27th – May 2nd, 2015

Intro to Nitro 

Cedar Park: Kenedy Chauvette – Kenedy has really stepped up to become a leader the past couple weeks! She’s striving to set a good example in listening to the coaches, and she also has been putting in a lot of effort in the water! As a result her strokes and technique are getting stronger each week. Great job, Kenedy!! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Cosimo De Santis – During practice this week Cosimo showed simple kindness by letting another child go before him that wanted to be first to start the lane. He has also showed concern for another swimmer who was upset and slowed down to make sure that his teammate was ok. Simple kindnesses like this are so important! It shows heart and is passed on with the rest of the swimmers. Great job Cosimo you earned it! – Coach Sam


Cedar Park: Liam Riley – Liam has done a fantastic job the last few weeks with leading the lane, keeping track of the clock and how many laps the group performs in sets!  He loves to race, is a great teammate and has a great attitude all the time! Keep working hard and having fun Liam! – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Owen Crowns – Owen really impressed me this week with all of his hard work.  I was especially impressed with his backstroke this week.  He worked really hard on his technique and getting his body in a good position on top of the water.  Throughout practice he was gliding through the water with ease and is quickly becoming a great backstroker.  I look forward to seeing his progress in the coming months.  Great job Owen!  Keep up the good work! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Laken Parker  & Gunther Wattanavijitkul – Laken was absent for some practices but came back with flying colors. She really impressed us with her IM workout this week. Great job on her butterfly and breaststroke turns. Gunther is fairly new to our T/F group and has really shown how to be a leader. Always doing the correct instructions and his listening skills are outstanding. He also works really well with his brother Sean. Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Stephen

Bee Cave: Kristian Hogstol – Kristian has been improving tremendously as he is always listen to instructions and make corrections as we give it to him. He is always strike to be better and work extremely hard during practice. I’m very proud of him. –Coach Tanner


Cedar Park: Sammie Young – Sammie is newer to silver group. Anytime you make a change in your training it comes with difficulties with new intervals to make, different expectations, and new practices. Sammie has done such a wonderful job of sticking it through the hard practices and this past week we were able to do one of her first test sets in Silver group. I was able to see the true grit and effort that I always knew Sammie had deep down. I am proud of her for continuing to work hard each day. Bravo, Sammie! – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Talia Baig – Talia has been a rising leader in the Silver group lately, she has definitely caught the coaches attention. I really admire her effort she gives in practice on a daily basis. I am very proud of her constant focus on our kicking sets. Great work this week Talia! – Coach Adrian

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Tarek Sims – Tarek is one of the fastest kickers in the group and he’s done a good job learning how to push his limits.  While his effort in practice is fantastic, what sets Tarek apart is his adamant sportsmanship and willingness to be the best teammate he can be.  Multiple swimmers have complimented his camaraderie and positive attitude on several different occasions.  Everyone’s day gets a little better when Tarek walks through Nitro’s doors.  Way to go, T! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: AJ Watts and Kaylie Jones – I’ve had the pleasure of filling in coaching Adv Silver while Felix is out of the country. Both Advanced Silver groups have been a joy to coach. I wanted to point out two athletes in particular. AJ is one of the kindest souls I’ve met on the pool deck. She works so hard, every practice, and I especially appreciate her efforts because it doesn’t come naturally easy for her – yet she continues to press on and press on. After any set where I’ve requested a strong effort, AJ gives 100% — every time. Her work ethic will take her far in life – well beyond the pool! As for Kaylie, she is a natural born leader. She is focused on every word, and will execute whatever the instruction is almost flawlessly. If I ask for a 75 backstroke build 80%, 90%, 100% by 25, with 5,6, and 7 underwaters respectively, I can count on Kaylie knocking it out of the pool. Well done on both groups, and for both of these fine young athletes. Coach Mike.


Cedar Park: Daniel Kasabov-Nouvion – This week he truly decided to commit to the training at hand. Always choosing to go on the A interval and in most cases being one of the leaders on the interval. I love the new found confidence to push yourself and get out of your comfort zone. Keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Norah Cullicott – Norah had a terrific short course season that included an electrifying performance at TAGS. Norah has been a consistent leader in strengthening her kick. Whenever she is given feed back you can see her focus on the corrections and always asks for feedback. Keep up the great work Norah! – Coach Adrian