Nitro Swimmer of the Week for October 27th – November 1st, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park:Lara Tolunay – Lara really impressed the coaches this week! Her strokes have been looking really fantastic lately; you can tell she’s worked hard to improve! In addition to great strokes, Lara demonstrates fantastic team spirit! Last practice, I saw her cheering on team mates and telling them “good job!” during our challenge sets. That kind of attitude is an invaluable quality I love to see in every athlete! Great job, Lara! – Coach Jessie 

Bee Cave: Isaac Mackie – Isaac did such a great job this week! I love the way he encourages his teammates in practice! This week we had the challenge set, and Isaac really have his all. Not only did he work hard, but he encouraged others to do the same! Wow Isaac, great attitude! Keep it up! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Ethan Patterson & Sammie Young – Ethan has done a outstanding job leading his lane everyday and even helping out some of the younger kids in the group. I have been very impressed with his leadership and attention to details when working on technique. Sammie has done a great job leading by example in the group. She is always at the front of the lane and answering questions. Great job Sammie! Keep up the hard work. – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Grace Galliver – Grace joined Bronze in October and has really shown herself to be a leader within the group.  She comes ready to work hard each day, leads her lane, encourages her teammates, and sets a good example every day.  Because of that, she is making large strides in improvement and gets better with every practice.  Keep up the good work Grace, I’m proud of you! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Tiffany Sheridan & Anu Gupta – Tiffany just started with our group as of this weekend and is already leading her lane, listening to instructions, watching the clocks and just about ROCKING IT! Anu has really stepped up his game this past week. Encouraging his fellow teammates and setting a great example of how to listen to instructions and implement them by example. Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Ethan Acker – This week Ethan had the best underwater streamlines for backstroke.  He always come to practice ready to work hard, and listens attentively so he can learn all that he can during practice.   Great work Ethan! – Coach Linda


Cedar Park: Nicolas Wilmington – Nicolas comes in every day with the coolest hair I have ever seen. Besides his awesome hair, I have seen such a wonderful step up in his swimming recently. I was able to talk to Nicolas about committing to practice each day, and he has done just that. Recently, he has done a great job of strong kicking throughout the whole set, and working towards finishing into each wall strong. I cant wait to watch Nicolas race in upcoming meets. Keep working, pushing, and getting stronger each practice! – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Wenchan Xue – Coaches look for examples of good mechanics and Wenchan is the go to swimmer when it comes to backstroke, just the perfect head position, she presses great under water, and she sets that head up position like clockwork, big first stroke, and never lets up on the kick, a head that doesn’t move, with tall straight arms that carry quick speed over the water. She can demonstrate backstroke for my Gold group anytime. Great work young lady! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Sophia Louie – Sophia is the Mighty Mouse of the group.  She may be smaller than the other swimmers of the group, but she’s among the toughest.  On Tuesday, she had a nasty spill at dryland and scraped up her knee and shoulder.  Without shedding a tear, she got patched up and was sent inside.  Once dryland was finished, I noticed Sophia was on the bench ready to get in the water.  Not even an injury could stop this kiddo!  Great job, Louie! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Robert Schaab II – Robert started in Advance Silver a couple of months ago, accepting a difficult challenge from the very beginning. Today, we see Robert full of confidence and focused on getting better each day in the water. He has been learning and showing an awesome kick quality, great underwater streamlines and better strokes all around, specially the butterfly. He comes in everyday with his “yes sir” towards the coaches, positive attitude and the most respectful behavior with his fellow swimmers. Robert, you are the swimmer of the week. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS..SI SI SI!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Alex Hoang – He has really stepped into the training of the group. He has slowly moved from being one of the new kids to being one the top swimmers in practice on a daily basis. He is constantly trying to apply the changes that we are working on. I hope that you continue to train with purpose. Congratulations and keep up the good work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Sydney “Elbow-Mac” Rawie – Sydney has really elevated her training the past couple weeks. To cap off a great week in the water, Sydney was on fire allSaturday during the meet at UT. With a quick turn around of events, Sydney rose to the occasion with a stellar swim in back to back events. The most memorable race from the weekend in my books goes to Sydney’s 100 Breaststroke where she came from behind to tie for first. Her comeback couldn’t of happened without her patience with her pull out on the last wall. Great job Sydney, we’re all proud of you. Keep up the great work! – Coach Adrian