Nitro Swimmer of the Week for May 18th – 23rd, 2015

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Griffin Maynard – Griffin faithfully attends practice every single week! Rarely have I ever seen him miss a week! This week we got to work on some dives and I could tell Griffin was really challenging himself to get better. Not only were his dives improving, but he approached me after practice to learn more about the different kinds of dives and which ones he could learn next. Great job, Griffin! –Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Kevin Xu: Kevin was our main demonstrator this past Saturday on his butterfly. He made a few quick corrections on some suggestions and PRESTO! He is a joy to coach and I look forward to seeing what is waiting for him down the road. Keep it up Kevin!! Coach Mike.


Cedar Park: Nathan Isaac – Nathan had a great week at practice! He made specific changes in his Breaststroke pull-out, as well as his hand speed during the recovery. Nathan, keep working hard in all of your strokes and you will continue to see successful changes! – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Anna Leggate – Anna had a breakout week with her diving.  As we worked on it this week, her confidence increased to the point where she was exploding off the block and getting in the water with lots of speed.  Great Job Anna!  I’m proud of you! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Lydia Karling & Jace Oh – They really rocked it on their underwater streamlines under the lane buddies. Butterfly to backstroke looked…FRESH!!! You guys also have to appreciate the fact that you are lane leaders, watch the clocks and you pay attention to your intervals. More importantly you set a great example for the group. Thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Patty Alfonso – Patty has done a great job this week working really hard on her backstroke and her flip turn. She did it so well that she even demonstrated for the group to see. I’m proud of her for trying very hard this week. – Coach Tanner


Cedar Park: Diego Ortega – Diego Ortega- He achieved his legal butterfly!! We have been working towards his legal butterfly for weeks and Diego has reached the strength and skill for his butterfly to be legal. This is a huge accomplishment for Diego and I know we have both been working towards this goal for awhile. I am sincerely proud of you Diego, keep up your hard work. – Coach Allison 

Bee Cave: Kendall Rieder – Kendall has been my go to girl when I need a swimmer to show focus and patience, seeing a smooth long butterfly is so important as a visual reference for young swimmers, this is where Kendall is great, low breathing, tall long stroke, strong fast kick, so she sets a lid for every swimmer in the group! Kendall is on the move, I can’t wait to see her tackle so of the longer races. – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Victoria Caldera – Victoria Caldera is the type of athlete who is a great example for others every single practice.  If you want to know what it takes to improve your skills, get time cuts, and better yourself as both an athlete and a teammate, look no further than Vicki C.  She is as adamant about working hard as she is about having fun – she might get tired, but she never loses her ear to ear smile.  Keep up the hard work, V! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Jared Guerra – Jared, your consistency is the key to your growth as a swimmer. Keep the focus on your craft and keep doing your very best and you’ll find the outcome to be exactly what you want. People always remember and talk about the brave ones.  Keep it up Jared..the little giant!! FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS..SISISI!!! –Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Adam Micek – This week he has been a very consistent leader of the group. Working throughout some very tough practices and making it look easy. He continues to try to make the changes in his technique especially in his weaker strokes. This makes him more aware of what he is doing in all of his strokes and will be a great benefit long term. Congratulations and keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Tam-my Nguyen – What can I say about Tam-my, she comes to Gold from Advanced Silver and like most swimmers in a new group you tend to let the current swimmers lead, this is how she trained for a few weeks, but after a few timed swims in practice posting a National AA time in a 200 IM and the next night just missing a TAGS cut in the 50 free, now wow! Tam-my has completely changed her approach in the water, she floored coach Tanner with a set of 100s being one of 4 swimmers who broke through on the set with the last being second fastest in the group. Now I see her leading, racing, and all the time a big huge smile! Keep your eyes peeled on this young lady she is impressing her coaches and fellow swimmers. Great Job Tam-my! – Coach Chuck