Nitro Swimmer of the Week June 9th – 14th, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Lizzy Dieckert & Gannon Flynn  Lizzy & Gannon stood out as swimmers who brought their A-game to practice this week! Both of them individually communicated their personal goals to the coaches, and then showed us they were dedicated by getting in the water and working hard to accomplish those goals. Proud of you, guys! Great week in the water! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Besa Carney – Besa always comes into practice ready to get in the pool and go!  I love her go get it attitude and how she never stops trying.  She is so good at taking what the coaches say and applying it to her swimming.  This week Besa rocked her dives and flip turns! She kept trying to perfect things and in the end it really helped!  she was able to dive from the block with no problem at the end of practice on Thursday.  Great job this week Besa! Keep up the hard work! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Emily Iliukevich – This week she has done a fantastic job in practice. She was doing a great job of executing her turns as well as having near perfect streamlines. Hope she continues to keep up the great work. Congratulations! – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Liam Suarez – Liam has been working his tail off the last few weeks. All of his hard work sure paid off this last weekend at our swim meet! Liam show cased that he can be a serious racer! I really admired his patience in his breaststroke over the weekend. Keep up the great work Liam! – Coach Adrian

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Kaissa Doichev & Neil Panwalker – These two swimmers did a great job with Coach Eric and Coach Bob last week.  They really did an outstanding job leading their lanes, paying attention, watching the clocks and being a great leader.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Maddie  Kremer is the swimmer of the week for TF.   Once again, not easy to select just on athlete.   Maddie is the first one in on the sets almost all the time.  Great in all strokes.  This week, however, she really turned it up on her flip turns, in addition to her awesome dives from the blocks!  She is always eager to demonstrate skills/techniques in practice.  Great work and a great week of swimming! – Coach Linda


Cedar Park: Darren Nguyen – Darren is one of those quiet hard workers that any coach is lucky to work with.  These past few weeks he’s done a great job of stepping up his effort on a daily basis in addition to the great attention to detail he comes with every day.  Keep this up and you’ll achieve great things Darren! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Alex Williamson – This young man has been showing great heart every day in the pool, Alex has great underwater work, his streamline is the key, very tight, head tucked to the chest all the way through his first stroke. What is also great is the intensity of his kick, ask Alex to race it home and you see him change gears, this young man is a racer! Great job Alex – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Brannan Kovachev – Brannan is a staple in Advanced Silver.  Coaches can always count on him to put maximum effort into his practices.  This is especially evident in dryland, as he leads by example with his exercises.  Brannan is particularly good at working hard on his weaker strokes and drills—this shows real professionalism!  Nice job, Brannan! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Tam Nguyen – Whenever Tam is at a workout I can always count on her hitting all the basic tenants of a strong practice.  She listens well and is respectful of the coaches and her teammates. She does her best to make her stroke corrections based upon the feedback from the coaches.  Tam consistently does the drills we ask of the group with precision and focus.  Effort is never an issue with Tam, I can always count on her to give the practice everything she has.  But what make Tam really stand out is how she shows up with a since of purpose and determination.  Yes she is here to have fun, but she also acknowledges her goals and what it is going to take to achieve them.  Keep up the great work Tam! – Coach Jeff


Cedar Park: Dan Vinnik – He has been working very hard to reach his goals. Having near perfect attendance as well as a fantastic work ethic allowed him so far to have a great long course season. This weekend he had a great meet at Bill Nixon picking up some new TAGS cuts. Congratulations and keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Hadley McCormick – Hadley has a natural fly kick, smooth and easy, it’s one of the things that makes her walls so good, but she is only now discovering how good it can make her freestyle and backstroke. Watching her breakouts on a set of dive 50s this week she made 12.5 meters underwater look simple, quick fast snap to the kick off the dive and she is gone. With that kind start and breakout it won’t be long before she in under 30 seconds for her 50 free. Keep setting the bar high Hadley, great work! – Coach Chuck