Nitro Swimmer of the Week for December 9th – 14th, 2013

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Taylor Beeman – Taylor has been doing an excellent job with us in Nitro! On Wednesday she did an awesome job focusing on her swimming and leaving right on her number. Her breaststroke and freestyle breathing looked great as well. She is always supportive of her teammates, which is a great quality to have as an athlete. Way to go, Taylor!! – Coach Kirsten

Bee Cave: Trinity Johnston – Trinity has done some amazing things the past few months. She is always says makes the coaches smile at every practice and loves the water. She really makes swimming fun her teammates. Trinity is always showing a continuous improvement. This week we worked on reading the clock and kick with all four strokes and she did a great job. Keep up the great work Trinity. – Coach Nikki


Cedar Park: Sarthak Lavania – This week, Sarthak has done a great job of continuously making all of the intervals in the group, properly demonstrating some tricky drills, and really upping his game! I certainly hope to see this continue. Great job Sarthak! – Coach Kristyn

Bee Cave: Caroline Manning – She listen to the instruction when it was given to the group. She did her technique correctly when everyone else is struggling. She swam amazingly this pass Saturday. – Coach Tanner

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Madelyn Sabrsula & Rishi Ganesh – Both Madelyn and Rishi have upped their game in the pool this past week.  They did a great job working on their backstroke to breaststroke open turns.  We were really impressed with their technique on their breaststroke pullouts.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Frank Wei – Frank had an outstanding week, he has really taken his training to a whole new level. He really pays close attention when we do our drill work. The coaches are starting to notice the changes he has made to his stroke mechanics. Frank brings a high level energy that everyone feeds off of. Great job this week Frank! – Coach Adrian


Cedar Park: Shawna Ye & Ben Briggs – Both these swimmers just started swimming Nitro at the beginning of the school year and have both made tremendous progress.  Shawna consistently comes to practice willing to make changes to her stroke and continue swimming at a fast pace in practice.  She’s been a great addition to the team with how well she gets along with her team mates and coaches.  Ben in my mind had a breakout meet.  He seemed just a bit nervous in the lead up to his first USA meet, but I had a feeling he was taking on the challenge with some seriousness when I noticed a dramatic increase in the intensity Ben brought to practice last week.  Working that hard every week will bring more such breakout meets for Ben as he had some great swims at his first USA sanctioned meet this past Saturday.  Both swimmers are great examples of why swim coaches love doing what we do.  Keep up the great work you two! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Riley Dalton – Hard work pays off, Riley had a great meet this weekend, I mean really great, she swam her very best 100 breaststroke in the first 100 of a 200 breaststroke and the time is a National BB time, along the way she just missed two other National BB times! Her butterfly is looking very competitive and the improvement in the other three strokes is the true mark of a swimmer who loves this sport! This weekend Riley showed a real maturity in her racing and great heart the way she attacked her first 200 breaststroke. I am very impressed, great job Riley!

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Katie Strauss – Katie performed very well at the meet this past weekend.  Not only did she swim fast, but Katie volunteered to swim her 500 in the boys’ heat to help finish the meet quickly.  She was not afraid to step up and race the boys.  Way to go, Katie! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Tom Naccarato – Tom is a great swimmer to have on the team.  He works hard, he works smart and most important of all, he demonstrates respect for his fellow teammates.  Tom shows up with a positive attitude and has been making steady progress as a member of the Adv. Silver group.  Keep up the great work Tom! – Coach Jeff


Cedar Park: Connor Gamble – Connor has demonstrated how committed he is to this sport, he is an extremely dedicated trainer and his performance at the meet this past weekend has clearly demonstrated that his commitment is paying off. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Logann Khollman – Logann has been working so very hard, the backstroke she swam this weekend was proof of that, high shoulders, quick hand speed, strong turns with good underwaters. The 100 IM was the real eye popper, fast smooth butterfly, quick light backstroke, but the breaststroke was something to watch, powerfull, she had speed length and the timing needed for a great IM. I can’t wait to see that stroke in a 200 breaststroke! Very well done Logann!