Nitro Swimmer of the Week for July 21st – 26th, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Dylan Cooke  Dylan is eager & passionate about swimming. He has been working really hard in the water to get better & better, and it is showing in practices. His streamline is looking fantastic, he’s listening attentively on the wall and his strokes are improving each week. We’re proud of you, Dylan! Keep up the good work! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Suraj Ganeshan – Suraj did an excellent job this week! He has been working towards legalizing his breaststroke kick, and this week he went above and beyond to master it.  Not only did he give 100 percent in practice, but it was apparent that he had been working on it off of the pool deck. All of his hard work really paid off! By the end of practice on Thursday his breaststroke kick looked great! Wow! Great job this week Suraj! – Coach Megan


Cedar Park: Charlee Swansegar – She continues to be the leader for the group. Besides always knowing the interval she also leads by example. You can always count on her do the drills correctly and in the rare case she isn’t for her to make the correction that the coaches ask. Congratulations and keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave:Jonathan Xu – Jonathan had a great week in the pool. He has really improved his under waters and tempo. I really enjoyed seeing him shine in our sprint sets during Long Course. Jonathan’s work ethic in the pool is going to translate well when meets arrive. Nice job this week! – Coach Adrian

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Haripriya Vurundanda & William Wang – These two did an excellent job on their breaststroke this past week. Especially on the breaststroke pullout. They paid attention, listened and observed and executed the pullout technique. Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Anish Kothuri – Anish always comes with a smile on his face and ready to take on the challenges!  This week, in particular, Anish did some AWESOME underwater push offs on his back.  Made it past the 2nd set of “fruit loops” for sure. Coach Felix was walking by, and was impressed too!  Way to go Anish!  Keep up the great work!  Looks like backstroke just might be in your future! – Coach Linda


Cedar Park: Julian Yung – Julian has been putting together allot of very strong practices together over the past few weeks.  He struck all of his coaches on day one as a very hard worker, with the technique work he’s put in over the summer he’s turned himself into one of the most competitive Silver swimmers we’re lucky enough to work with week in and week out.  Keep up the great work Julian! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Jack Beiter – What I love about Jack is he really loves to race, but don’t let his quiet demeanor fool you, this you man loves everything swim, he is the kind of swimmer that makes it fun to coach, he asks questions, “how did it look?”, “was that right?”, when we are working on stroke he has a focus of a swimmer more along the lines of someone who swims in the TAGS group! He is my go to guy, any time I want to try a new a new drill or move to a faster set time Jack is my trial, he helps me to learn from him while he is learning from me. You can’t have a Nitro Swim without swimmers like Jack, he helps the coaches be better coaches. Thanks for helping me be a better coach every day Jack! Great Job! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Alex Hoang – Alex is a rock in the Advanced Silver group.  He consistently works hard and we coaches can always count on him to be a leader for the other swimmers.  Alex never misses an interval and his test set results have been outstanding this last week.  We’re all very proud of Alex and can’t wait to see what he can do this short-course season! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave:   Macky Syrett–In the last few weeks Macky has demonstrated a great desire to be better and challenge himself, especially during this week’s test sets. He responded with positivity and his strong attitude excites me. He’s been asking more questions lately, always looking for feedback on how to grow as a swimmer, being very aware of his times and any style improvement tips thrown his way. Keep going Macky, you’re well on your way to being the best swimmer I know you can be! See you on deck.Coach Felix.


Cedar Park: Max Vinnik, Dan Vinnik, David Shay – Congratulations on all of the amazing swims this week at TAGS. They had ups and downs but always managed to focus on the next race and not dwell on the ones that were over. They were a huge part of Nitro bringing home the 10 & Under Boys Team title as well as the bringing the TAGS trophy back home. I hope you remember this feeling and use it to drive you forward to your future success. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Maddy Riley – You always wonder how good a swimmer of yours is, and there is no better test than when you combine groups like today TAGS with Gold. Maddy put on a little show with timed back to back 200 IMs besting all but five of the TAGS swimmers! Now I know how good she really is, a coach sees things, like a set of 300s where on the last 50 of each swim she holds 34 seconds long course, with the rest of the group well back. She is no longer swimming under the radar, as her whole lane always pushes her to the front of the lane, up on the block, or makes her the volunteer. Ask anyone who swims in Gold, Maddy has no choice, she is a leader, and that happened through hard work, which she loves and will not deny! I sometimes wonder if Maddy knows just how good she is. Keep making your coaches smile Maddy. Great job! – Coach Chuck