Nitro Swimmer of the Week for June 15th – 20th, 2015

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Olivia Brown – Olivia attended her first Nitro at the Races swim meet this weekend! She earned Swimmer of the Week because she not only tackled the 100 yard I.M. race, but when faced with a moment when she wanted to quit she decided to push through anyway and finish the race. There’s nothing more exciting as a coach to watch an athlete overcome & succeed. Great job, Olivia! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: William Bui – Since William has Started Intro to Nitro he has come so far! William is happy and excited to come to practice every day. It has been awesome to see Williams love for swimming grows along with him growing as a swimmer! Great job William! – Coach Sam


Cedar Park: Dylan Cooke & Zoey Moulton – Both, Zoey and Dylan, have experienced some “Summer Blues” with some injuries that have caused them to be in casts. They have both continued to come to practice and work hard even if they had to modify what we were doing as a group. I’m very proud of them for listening and doing there absolute best at each and every practice they were able to participate. Glad to see you both are free from your casts! Keep up the positive attitudes, now we get to use all of our limbs! – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Anna Leggate – Anna has really elevated her training the past few weeks. I have really admired her constant effort to improve her streamlines and underwaters on every single send off. Her confidence is growing as she is starting to lead her lane at every practice. Keep up the great work Anna! – Coach Adrian

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Victoria Surhre & Devin Jones – Great job at the swim meet this past weekend and a great job in the past week of workouts. The both of you dropped times in your events and have really been showing great improvement in all of your strokes. Swim at practice like you did this past weekend. Definitely an improvement. Thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Elisha Gadbois–She’s got all of the traits you’d want in a swimmer. She’s respectful, kind to her coaches and peers, and works hard. She’s a sponge that absorbs anything you say and tries her best to improve her strokes. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s a great swimmer!  Coach Peter.



Cedar Park: Jessie Li – What a little spitfire. I truly enjoy having Jessie’s energy come to practice everyday. She keeps me and her team mates on our toes and she has a wonderful work ethic to complement that energy. She made the transition to Silver group very nicely and has begun to start to challenge herself through different workouts. Keep on smiling Jessie! – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Olivia Emerick – Olivia really stepped up her training this past week, her butterfly has never looked longer, low breath with a quick arm recovery helps her keep the pacing on her stroke, and this is what has added a new element towards her IM. Swimmers seem to cycle through the four strokes and as one stroke improves one of the others develops a need for greater focus, Olivia has kept a good focus on all four strokes and the results have been a marked improvement in her IM times, looks to me we need to start a run at the long course 200 IM. I believe the improvement to the fly and breast we be key in posting a time that will put a smile on several faces. Great Job young lady! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Fiona Graves – Fiona is always in a happy mood, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t work hard.  She’s not only consistent with her attendance, but also with her high level of effort in practice.  Fiona is starting to put her strokes together and gaining a great feel on her sculls.  Keep up the great work, Fi G! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Jack Beiter – Jack, you had an out of the charts week. You came ready to make the difference and gave the best of you in every stroke, especially on the 4×300 swim on Thursday. You rocked that set, you shined as never before. That’s the Jack that we want to see everyday in every practice, ready to conquer every challenge. Keep it up my friend..FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS..SI SI SI!!!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Alex Hoang – He has been a model of work ethic during practice. He can be seen trying to out train his teammates every day and in doing so making them push harder to not let him. Congratulations and keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Faith Rouse – Every season swimmers move from Gold to TAGS or Senior, along the way those swimmers became aware, “get the love”, charge to the front of the group, pain doesn’t seem as bad, leading becomes the source, earned rest at the end of every swim is a far better reward! The problem is getting the swimmer to commit, believe in their own abilities, learn to go for every swim that matters and rest when you are told too. Faith is fast becoming that swimmer, every time a challenge came up so did Faith’s effort, fast arms, controlled breathing, increased kicking! All week long the swimmers with TAGS times lead but right along side most swims you found Faith charging right along side. Keep this effort going young lady it will be rewarded every time you race! Great Job Faith! – Coach Chuck