Nitro Swimmer of the Week for August 25th – 30th, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Tiffany Lam – Tiffany is really thriving in Intro! Her good attitude, attentiveness, & strong effort during practice are helping her master the skills we are teaching! This week I noticed how well she is watching the clock and keeping up with intervals, and how fantastic her butterfly stroke is looking! Great job, Tiffany!! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave:Tyce Bogdon – Tyce did a fabulous job this week in practice!  Even though it was the first week of school, he came in ready to work as brought so much positive energy to his group!  He was always up for helping out with examples and his teammates! Wow Tyce! Way to go this week! Keep up the hard work and positivity! – Coach Meghan


Bee Cave: Eli Ward – Eli has really impressed me this week.  He always shows up to practice with a smile on his face and ready to swim.  I am really proud of his commitment to have good streamlines off of every wall.  Keep up the good work Eli! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Carly Kienitz & Gannon Flynn – Carly has one of the most positive and upbeat attitudes we have seen at the pool.  She always shows up for practice with a smile and an eagerness to do the work.  She really has impressed us with her technique in her swimming.  Gannon has moved on from Intro to NITRO and is already leading his lane, paying attention, watching the clocks, encouraging the other athletes, and showing a willingness to demonstrate drills for the group.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Colin Grier – It’s not often I hear the word perfect around the pool when it comes to swimming.   This week, Coach Tanner said that Colin had a perfect breast stroke and perfect butterfly!  He also worked very hard during practice. Super job Colin!  Keep up the great work! – Coach Linda


Cedar Park: Austin Nguyen & Alisha Khatwani – Both of these swimmers have started the season with consistently impressing their coaches.  When school starts it’s easy to relax a bit more in practice and take advantage of the slower pace we’re going at to start a season.  Both Austin and Alisha have taken advantage of everything we’ve given them, and seem more determined than ever to excel.  Austin put forth intense effort on everything we’ve asked of him this week, leading lanes and clearly pushing himself.  This week Alisha has really grasped the opportunity to work on her technique and put forth consistent effort on the longer sets.  Keep up the great work you two, really showing yourselves as leaders going into the new school year! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Frank Wei – Frank is improving in every one of his strokes, it really starts with his kicking, and the focus he has working on the entire kick, from core down to his toes, is really starting to show. Coaches always talk of how important kicking is, the reality of kick training is it hurts, and younger swimmers have a hard time when the legs start to   hurt, but when you see Frank’s kick, the white foam, the flex in the ankles, you understand where his improvement is coming from, he is pushing through the pain barrier, the first big step! Great Job Frank! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Makenna Pearson – Makenna is new to the group, but she has already made a strong impression as a hard worker.  There are several skills that Makenna does well, but what’s more impressive is how hard she works at the skills she doesn’t yet excel at.  That kind of can-do attitude makes a huge difference in the sport of swimming and we coaches look forward to Makenna’s success! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Jack Peterson – Jack has demonstrated an excellent effort during the past week. He’s been really proactive and taking charge of his lane to make himself known to everyone and demonstrate his great talent, specially his breaststroke. Keep up with the good work Jack, see you on deck. – Coach Felix


Bee Cave: Faith Rouse – You always watch swimmers for signs of breaking down, evaluate how they respond to your practice, look to see if the pain is controlling them or are they on their way to a break through? Watching Faith this week I witnessed a very big breakthrough, during a huge kick set that involved dryland Faith stepped up   and took control of one of the lanes, she kept pushing when other swimmers began to struggle, she worked the dryland with crisp strong moves from start to finish. This set was designed to test each swimmer’s level of mental toughness as well as their anaerobic capacities, with the results showing how tough and in shape Faith is quite clear, she had a breakthrough day! Great Job Faith this is going to be a great season for you young lady! – Coach Chuck