Nitro Swimmers of the Week for April 29 – May 4, 2013

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park:Andre De Arruda Quieroz– Andre sets the example for Intro #5 on the regular.  He understood the new drills we practiced this week right away, able to demonstrate for the group.  Andre is not afraid of asking questions to clarify and is always excited about the challenges!  Great job Andre, looking forward to your next challenge.

Bee Cave:Alice Stockli– Alice is probably one of my friendliest and kindest kids in Intro. Upon seeing a new girl in her lane she promptly goes to introduce herself and goes on to explain and demonstrate what a ”Bob” is. That much kindness should be rewarded. Keep it up Alice!


Cedar Park:All bronze swimmers who went to the AquaTex meet– It was a great meet, all the swimmers did amazing!

Bee Cave: Michael Cotton –  Michael had a fabulous workout on Saturday!  Every time I made a correction to technique, he fixed it immediately.  I could see him trying to correct himself and think about what he was asked to do.  Nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than being able to see swimmers give their all.

Technique and Fitness

Cedar Park:Madeline Early & Jake Goltzman – Madeline really had a great week.  Her technique on her butterfly and backstroke looked great.  Jake had a great meet last weekend.  He had great energy and it really showed in the pool.  Great job you two, thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool.

Bee Cave:Andrew Williams– Andrew has great attitude in and out of the water and is a pleasure to work with. His positive attitude in the water made him have a great week of swimming.  This week Andrew’s constant attention and focus on butterfly drills really improved his stroke. Keep up the great work


Cedar Park:Ben Laughlin & Sadie Dickerson– Both Ben and Sadie swam at the Round Rock meet this past Saturday and swam very well.  Ben had a great 50 freestyle swim and looked very strong in his butterfly, working on that stroke all week must have paid off!  This was the first sanctioned meet for Sadie and she conducted herself extremely well both in and out of the pool.

Bee Cave:Logan Walker– The Silver group ranges in age from 7 to 12 and night after night I’ve watched this 8 year old do some great work, his freestyle is good, the backstroke has just the right intensity, he keeps improving the length of his breaststroke, but that butterfly is great! Smooth fast hands over the water, breathing placed at just the right time, and a kick that will surely win him several medals in the years to come. Keep up the great work Logan!!

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park:Max Vinnik – Max has been working hard and consistently leading the lane.  Recently received HIGH POINT award at the Cinco de Mayo meet for the 9 year old boys.

Bee Cave:Ian Cullicott – I have come to expect a great deal from Ian when at practice.  He pushes himself, is a good listener and frequently does a solid job of adjusting his strokes in accordance with the suggestions of the coaches. Last week, however, he really stepped up his game and strung together several great practices. He went above and beyond even his high standards.  Keep up the great work Ian!


Cedar Park: Matthew McCarthy– Matthew has shown that he can be a great teammate to his fellow swimmers. Matthew counted his first 500 ever this past weekend, helping his teammate out through his own first 500 swim ever. Matthew thank you for being a good teammate and good example for the rest of the team!!

Bee Cave:Shannon Bagnal & Tas Saunders– These two ten year old swimmers put on quite a little show at the Cinco de Mayo meet this past weekend, both had to compete against older more experienced swimmers, both found themselves being disqualified in events they have competed in many times, and neither of them became upset, both had smiles on their faces, not because it was funny, not because it was unfair, they were there to compete and sometimes when you push too hard you see the officials hand up over your lane, they took it in stride and turned it into a learning experience! There were more swims to come and there was no time to cry about, they still had some best ever swims still to come, and by the end of the meet both were taking home the ten year old “High Point” trophies! Well done you two!!