Nitro Swimmer of the Week for June 23rd – 28th, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Annika Shivam  This week, Annika demonstrated fantastic team spirit!! During our sprinting practice she was very aware of her team mates, and remembered to congratulate them every race. Being invested in your team mate’s success is a very important quality in a swimmer, & Annika did a wonderful job this week! Keep up the good work! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Topher Meeks – Topher did a fantastic job this week! When we worked on breaststroke he really stepped up and  put a lot of effort into making sure he was doing his kick correctly. He did an excellent job narrowing his focus all through practice and really put his best foot forward. On top of his hard work and focus, he had great streamline off of every wall! Awesome job this week Topher! Keep up the hard work!! – Coach Megan


Cedar Park: Charlee Swansegar – She has done a great job in practice and continues to lead by example. Always knowing what we are doing and what the interval is she has been a perfect lane leader. And to top it all off she always push off in streamline and does her underwater dolphin kicks. Congratulations and keep up the great work! – Coach Travis

Bee Cave:Alexander Balon – Alexander has really stepped up his training this past week. Whenever we do a challenge set, Alexander rises to the occasion. I have really enjoyed his progress in his under water work off the walls. Alexander has been one of our rising leaders in our bronze group. Nice job this week Alexander! – Coach Adrian

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Hannah Bomer &  Jackson Sikora – These two really rocked the waves this past week.  Hannah did some amazing work underwater.  Her streamlines are something to be admired.  Jackson really did some great work on his freestyle breathing.  He inhales much more quickly  and it’s only making him faster in the pool.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave:Austin He – Austin really zoned into the breast stroke focus this week. He made some nice adjustments to his mechanics. Austin showed the necessary patience needed to execute the drills we did this week. The transformation of his breast stroke is very exciting. Great job this week Austin! – Coach Adrian


Cedar Park: Eric Dobriceanu – Eric is one of those swimmers that every coach enjoys having around.  From the great attitude he brings to the workouts to his great sense of humor he’s a joy to teach.  Despite being one of the younger and newer swimmers to the group he’s been consistently leading his workouts and putting forth the effort that we love to see out of any young swimmer.  Keep up the great work Eric! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Sam Beiter – This week I saw a young man really pull out the stops on his training, sometimes I found myself asking Sam to pull it back a little so he could focus a little more on the feel and rhythm of his stroke. Sam has a gift for racing and that is something a coach loves to see. I am impressed how much change Sam developed in his strokes, the length and power are really starting to show how hard he has been working. Great job Sam, I can’t wait for your next meet! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Javan Taylor – Some swimmers have trouble putting consistent effort into practice.  Javan certainly isn’t one of those swimmers.  Javan strives to do the right thing the first time and build on his skill sets every time he pushes off the wall. Just completing a set isn’t his goal when he walks through Nitro’s doors; rather, his eyes are on getting better on every single length of the pool.  This is a really professional attitude and we coaches love it!  Keep rocking, Javan! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Allison Osorio – Allison has been doing a great job this summer.  Both her effort level and her focus have been top notch and we have been very happy with the results.  She has been demanding more of herself in practice and being a lane leader has been only one illustration of her success in that endeavor.  I’ve also seen real progress with her strokes and an engagement with the practices that will enable her to reach new levels with her swimming.  Keep up the great work Allison! – Coach Jeff


Cedar Park: Anoushka Narayan – She has consistently been at practice trying to make changes and improve her technique. Combine that with lots of hard work during the practices and you have a recipe for success. Her hard work and focus payed off this weekend with a fantastic performance at the Texas Open dropping tons of time in her races. Continue to keep making those little changes and stay focused on your goals. Congratulations – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Macy Probst – Every swimmer goes through ups and downs and many never figure out why that happens, so when a learning moment happens it is great to see the swimmer use that and overcome the plateau. Macy faced with only one swim the 400 free, the last event of the day, warm up then sit, warm up again, do pace work by yourself, find your stride, now its time to swim, one chance, one opportunity, to quote a song, and Macy ran with it a great 10 second drop in time, and no it wasn’t perfect, her focus hit some bumps, but she pushed and clawed and kicked her way through the pain. The result was a big smile and a little laughter, can’t wait for the next one! Well done young lady!