Nitro Swimmer of the Week for March 24th – 29th, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Sandrine Tuttle – Sandrine has an excellent attitude at every single swim practice. She listens attentively to the coaches, and works hard in the water. She is also respectful to her team mates, which is a very important athletic quality! Great job, Sandrine! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Callahan Emley – Callahan has been doing such a good job in practice! He always works hard and is such a good teammate! Keep it up Callahan! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Naina Urs – She has really begun to step up her effort level in practice to the point of always leading her lane. She is very good with knowing the intervals as well as what is expected in the set. Congratulations and keep up the good work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Chloe Orta – Chloe has really stepped up her game lately. She has made some really nice adjustments to her mechanics. The hard work is surely translating to her being one of our leaders in the group. Keep up the great work! – Coach Adrian

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Rocio Del Toro & Kushal Chakraborty – Rocio really proved what a dedicated swimmer she is.  Having a few problems with her dives off the blocks she never gave up on trying again.  Kushal has really improved in the short time that he’s been swimming with the T/F group.  We definitely have seemed improvement in his butterfly and backstroke this past week.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Tyler Montoya – Tyler is a leader in his TF group. Always pushing to lead his lane and helps with the send offs. He is always eager to demonstrate when we are doing a new drill. Way to go Tyler! See you at the pool – Coach Clayton


Cedar Park: Charles Fifield – Chad has only been with Silver for a few weeks now and is receiving this recognition for the tremendous adjustment he made to a new environment and new team this past week.  The first week of practices he would get a tad frustrated in understanding new drills and terminology, as well as using our lane buddies to work his underwaters.  That frustration quickly passed as he rose to the new challenges presented to him here with Nitro.  This week a lane buddy got stuck from a previous group’s workout in a position farther out than I’d asked any Silver groups to go to before.  Chad along with a group of his team mates rose to this new unexpected challenge in passing underneath the mark every single time.  Great work and we look forward to watching Chad rise to the new challenges that will be presented soon! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Lucas Giammona – Watching Lucas swim freestyle puts a smile on your face, he shows great patience, the length of his stroke is superior, breathing is smooth, and when asked he can really turn up that kick. Saturday showed some of his best work to date, holding under 1:30 per hundred was made to look easy! I’m looking forward to watching him swim his first long course meet where he can push that longer stroke to a real test. Great job Lucas. – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Catherine Stephen – Catherine is always a joy to have at practice and she did exceptionally well last week in making changes to her strokes.  She worked with Coach Steve in changing her butterfly and took to it immediately, making her butterfly much more efficient and fast.  We are very happy with Catherine’s can-do attitude and can’t wait to see more of that fly! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Caroline Reckart – Whenever Caroline is at practice I can always count on her giving everything she has from the time she enters the pool to the time she walks away from dryland.  She is kind and intelligent and encourages the swimmers around her.  Having her in the group elevates the practice and her leadership is a valuable contribution to the team.  Keep up the great work Caroline! – Coach Jeff


Cedar Park: David Shay – This week he has really started to embrace being a group leader. He was constantly setting the pace during practice and pushing others to work harder. I hope you continue to set the bar at practice and drive others to push themselves out of their comfort zones. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Morgan Riley – Morgan has really impressed me this week with how she has been attacking the second half of her sets, a big part of that ability is her kick, she has improved the speed and flex in her kick so much that it is moving her to a new area of training where her stroke count is closing in on 12! I can’t wait for her to challenge herself with some of the longer events, and long course is really going to be a great test her kick. Every night she has impressed me more and more, keep pressing as hard as you can Morgan. – Coach Chuc