Nitro Swimmer of the Week for September 15th – 20th, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Le-Anh Nguyen The coaches were really impressed with Le-Anh this week! She does a great job coming to practice with a cheerful attitude, and purposing to pay attention during the teaching time. Her strokes are improving every week and we’re all excited to see her progress! Great job, Le-Anh!! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Minglu Hou – Minglu did such a great job this week! He is new to intro this fall and has taken some time to adjust, but when he gets in the pool everything really falls into place.  I love the he puts forth so much effort. Even if at first he’s unsure, by the end of practice he leaves with a smile. I can tell that he enjoys working to be the best swimmer he can be. Great job this week Minglu! I’m so proud of your hard work! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Christian Gamez-This weekend he attend his first swim meet for Nitro. He had fantastic races in all of his strokes throughout the meet. Not only did he get a B time is 50 Free he was less than a second away form getting a BB time. Congratulations and keep up the great work.
Bee Cave: Nicholas Wang – Nick really impressed me this week with the progress he made on his Butterfly.  We talked about body line and rhythm this week and Nick soaked in all the information we gave him.  By the end of practice he looked like a natural with low breathing and powerful strokes.  I am super proud of your hard work Nick, keep it up bud! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park:Jess Karli & Muhammad Mohseen – Jess has an incredible positive energy and it shows with her interaction with the group. Always upbeat and encouraging her fellow swimmers. Muhammad was a great  asset helping the other swimmers in his group to pay attention and listen to the coaches and the instructions. Besides swimming well these two showed great leadership skills. Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: There is nothing more rewarding to me as a coach, than when I see the smile on a swimmer’s face and the sparkle in their eyes, when they achieve what they thought could not be done.   This week, Kyle Feldhaus is hands down the swimmer of the week for Bee Cave for TF.    He has made great strides in several areas.  He’s made progress on his flip turns, that he said he couldn’t do.   Then, above and beyond that, during the same practice he started working on breathing every third stroke.  Keep up the great work Kyle!   Looking forward to that smile and more awesome days at the pool!  Coach Linda


Cedar Park: Sasha Gonce, Isabella Kerstetter, Jake Goltzman, Chester Maillart, Ruben Ribeiro and Cole Harris – These were just a few of the outstanding swimmers we had at the RR Unclassified meet this past weekend.  Sasha moved into this group and over the past month or two has really been working hard which showed at the meet.  Isabella has always been technically sound in her strokes, but the increased work effort she’s been showing lately really shined through on a fantastic 100 freestyle.  Jake has really improved in allot of regards, but his butterfly looked especially fantastic over the weekend.  Chester took down two tough events in one weekend in the 500 free and 200 back with real grit and determination.  Ruben and Cole just looked ready to race all weekend, if we can get that attitude out of them more often in practice we’ll see great things on a regular basis from these two.  While these stand out particularly looking back everyone did exceptionally well over the weekend! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Jeffery Gunawan – From the first start to his last finish Jeffery did nothing but impress the coaches this weekend at the Round Rock swim meet, it was hard to decide which was his best swim, the 100 IM which had four strong strokes along with the kind of turns I expect my Gold swimmers to have, or was it his 50 free, swimming a 38.4 that was clean fast and strong, it might have been his 100 free, with every turn working the under waters out past the flags, as well as a monstrous kick, the kind that would have gotten a “WOW” from coach Adrian, but for me it had to be every start, picture perfect entry with a kick that made you guess how far it would push him down the lane! Jeffery showed just how hard he has been working in practice, this 8 year old tells me the future of Nitro Swimming is very very bright indeed! Great job young man! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Paula Warren – Many Advanced Silver swimmers attended the Round Rock meet over this past weekend and swam great!  Paula is one swimmer who swam absolutely lights-out.  We put a heavy focus on kicking in this group, and I spoke with Paula about her 100% kicks before her freestyle events.  She had a can-do attitude and set her legs on fire, dropping nearly twenty seconds in her 100 and six seconds in her 50!  Congratulations to Paula and all the other meet swimmers! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Lindsey Bowen – During the last week, Lindsey’s effort level has been extraordinary, more so than any other week. Her four swimming styles have improved so much, specially her free style where she usually had tiny strokes 🙂 Now we see a much more relaxed and efficient style, and an excellent example of that was her main set last Thursday. A very important point that we can’t forget to mention is that she decided to show up at the Round Rock meet without being registered and she managed to make deck entries; which were not available for this competition in the beginning.  For this, and her outstanding performance during the week, she was chosen as our swimmer of the week. Keep FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS and see ya on deck. SI SI SI!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Alex Hoang-This weekend he swam a multitude of events that he had never done before. It is a big step forward when you swim new events that are out of your comfort zone. He even managed to achieve several BB times in these events. Congratulations and keep up the good work.
Bee Cave:Sydney “Oh No…” Rawie – The coaches have always been fond of Sydney’s presence in and out of the pool. Even in the most tense situations Sydney seems to lighten up the situation with her wonderful humor. She has been working super hard in the pool, whenever we give her corrections she immediately asks for feedback. Sydney has become our class clown, in a good way of course. Coach Jason and I couldn’t be more excited for her. I’m glad to see her hard work is paying off, Coach Chuck told me how good she looked in her races. Nice job Sydney,  keep up the great work. – Coach Adrian