Nitro Swimmer of the Week for December 1st – 6th, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Isabella Shi – Isabella is improving every single week! This week we worked on butterfly, and you could tell she was really thinking about her rhythm and getting her arms over the water every stroke. That’s tough to do! But Isabella stuck with it and her stroke is looking great because of it! We’re excited to see where all this hard work takes you! Great job, Isabella!! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Aidan Zhao – Aidan has been putting his best foot forward in practice lately. I love how hard he works, even when he is tired! This week he did a really nice job correcting his head an body position in the water. I was so impressed with the fact that he was as able to implement these corrections on his own! Great job this week Aidan! Keep up the hard work! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Maddie Worley – Maddie had a fantastic meet at Bee Cave this past weekend! She had a great attitude and exceptional effort on all her races! Her attention to detail and hard work in practice carried over into the meet and I couldn’t be more proud. – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Elijah Tinsley – Elijah has been working hard in practice for months now and especially in his freestyle.  He comes in with tons of energy and excitement everyday.  This past weekend, he was nervous about swimming the 100 freestyle but decided to go for it.  All his work paid off with a time drop of almost 20 seconds.  I was very proud of his effort and all his hard work.  Keep it up Elijah, I’m proud of you! –Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Eileen Kim & Tristan Butler – We focused this past week on the all important underwater streamlines with the butterfly kick.  In addition to butterfly swim.  These two swimmers really showed great technique with their head position and body waves.  Really impressed by the speed they had flying underwater.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Eliza Fleming – Eliza really had a break thru this week.   Starts/dives have been challenging, and she has broken the code!  It is so great to see Eliza achieve this goal.  Her team mates could really see the difference as well.  Great work Eliza! –Coach Linda


Cedar Park: Jonathan Postelnik – Jonathan had a wonderful meet this past weekend at the Nitro Holiday Splash. He would come to me before and after his races to discuss his strengths and areas we can continue to improve. He dropped over 20 seconds combined in the meet! Jonathan has done a great job of continually asking what he can do to improve his swimming and become better all around. One of the biggest compliments a coach can give a swimmer is telling them they have a great “feel of the water” and Jonathan has just that. He knows what he is capable of and works to make his weaknesses his strengths. – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Autumn Forgey – The intensity this young lady brings to the meet is second only to the smile she has after each swim! Autumn attacked each race as thought it was her only race, very mature for someone who is only 9, and when your last race of the day is the 200 IM, you know this is going to be a long day. She came off the block very fast, streamline fly kick pushed her past the fruit loops, she kept that kick working hard all the way through the fly, on the backstroke breakout she came up with a pop and snapped that first stroke with a high chin, great body line all the way, the breaststroke pullout was very long, the top of the stroke was super tight no elbows showing at all, Autumn charged into the freestyle like it was her first race of the day, huge kick all the way to the final touch, her look told it all, a very red face, arms and back as well, with a big smile, and why not she just dropped 11 seconds! The daily hard work pays off for this young swimmer, Great Job Autumn! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Ramsey Foote – Ramsey had disappeared last month—it turns out he was very sick!  Well, that hasn’t stopped Ramsey from working hard ever since his first day back.  He continued to challenge himself and his teammates, despite having been out of the water for so long.  This past Saturday, Ramsey competed in the Nitro swim meet at BC and had some of the best racing finishes in town!  He kept his face in the water and knew he was there to swim it to win it.  Very well done, Ramsey! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Nina Velacheri – With hard work, positive attitude and dedication we will get positive results. That’s a concept Nina has started to learn perfectly. She always comes to practice with a smile on her face, always ready to give a 100% in practice and perform an excellent training.  She has demonstrated an excellent ability in the butterfly stroke, and this goes hand in hand with her clean streamlines. Nina is on her way to the positive results. Keep it up!! FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!! SI SI SI!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Jaylin DuBose – She demonstrated a great deal of confidence through the week in all of her practices. Even on the most challenging sets she would push herself to execute them well. All this while also working on all of her walls. Congratulations and keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Quinn Mauck After Quinn’s 400 IM effort at the UT meet a few weeks ago, I commented to him that his performance was worthy of a Swimmer of the Week. That never happened. Instead of sulking about it, Quinn has turned up the heat in his practices and is working hard. Great to see him healthy in the pool, and looking forward to what the future holds for this young man! Coach Mike.