Nitro Swimmer of the Week for August 31st – September 5th, 2015

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Avni Sabnis – Avni is Swimmer of the Week because of her outstanding dedication & effort recently! I’ve been so impressed!! Every week Avni checks in with the coaches to see what she can improve & how she can become a better swimmer. Not only is she dedicated to working hard, you can tell she loves the sport. Great job, Avni!! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Silas Edel & Siri Ambati – Both of these swimmers have come a long way this summer. I was very impressed with their week. Silas demonstrated for the class multiple times! Siri was pointed out for having done her dolphin kicks so well. Super proud of how far you have both come! Great job and keep it up! – Coach Sarah


Cedar Park: Lucas Roberto – Lucas has done a great job this past week working really hard on his butterfly. The coaches are very proud of him and look forward to him continuing to improve his Butterfly stroke. – Coach Adam

Bee Cave: Trevor Mays – Here is a young man who has a big future in this sport,  Trevor brings a great attitude onto the pool deck every practice, he listen to stroke correction, keeps his focus on the set while working on little things that have a big impact on how fast he can swim. Trevor’s streamlines and underwaters are just plain great, when you see how far this young man presses off each wall you know we are in for some great races coming soon from this young man! Great work Trevor! – Coach Chuck

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Lydia Karling & Chang bin Hong – Both of these swimmers have really done a great job showing our newer athletes how to implement a great practice. Leading their lanes, watching the clocks, paying attention in addition to awesome streamlines, flip turns, pull outs and overall leadership. In addition to that they both have really improved on their endurance and technique. Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Milan Carlson – Milan is one of many new swimmers in TF this past week that immediately got the hang of it and became one of my leaders. She loves to go fast and compete. A great swimmer that is always smiling, Milan represents all of the new swimmers this week that have done a great job! – Coach Peter


Cedar Park:

Bee Cave: Justin He – Justin has just come back to Nitro Swimming and already I’m impressed with how fast he is improving. We talk about the importance of turns, walls, streamlines, underwaters, and finding ways to go fast, some swimmers struggle with this part of their training, they run out of air, lose focus coming in to the turn, but Justin has been getting better every day. Sure he still has a way to go, but what makes him swimmer of this week is the effort, he jams one turn then makes an adjustment on the next, comes up short on a push off here then works on a faster approach there, all things I like to see swimmers do, keep trying and make adjustments every day! Great Job Justin keep it up! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Cameron Zapalac – Cameron is an AS vet who bounced back from summer with great attendance and even better work ethic.  His willingness to put intense effort into speed sets is nearly unmatched.  Cameron has also grown tremendously in the mental side of the sport and I can’t wait to see what he can accomplish this season.  Keep leading, Cam! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Gracie Vogel – Gracie, this past week was a perfect one for you. Stepping up and demonstrating the high quality swimming that is required to continue succeeding. Keep polishing the diamond that is inside, in every stroke, everyday. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS..SI SI SI!!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Elinor Krits – This week she has show herself to be a leader of the group. She leads by example every practice always striving to execute all aspects of the practice to perfection. Congratulations and keep up the good work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Madeleine Dunn – Madeleine has done a wonderful job this week coming into practice prepared and ready to go. Even if she knows she will be a few minutes late she has her cap and goggles on and always looks to the board for warm up. Madeleine’s streamlining is a standard I use for the group. She pushes off each wall with intensity and does a wonderful job on making sure each turn has a streamline and underwaters. Bravo, Madeleine. – Coach Allison