Nitro Swimmers of the Week for April 15 – 20, 2013

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Edward Bomba, Daniel Chen and Isabella Kerstetter – These three swimmers are the go to demonstrators for their group.  They listen carefully and are ready to set the bar for the practice.  This past Saturday the three showed their skills to the group with awesome underwater pullouts and great breaststroke kicks.  After seeing them strut their stuff the rest of Intro #7 followed suit!  It is exciting to see how quickly the swimmers can learn from their peers!  Way to go guys!!

Bee Cave: Luis Gomez – Luis has done an awesome job the last couple weeks. Something has really set a fire under him, because he is listening better, working harder, and thinking about what the drills are trying to teach him. Because of these three things he has improved tremendously! Keep up the great work!


Cedar Park: Shea Wiedenmeyer – Shea recently moved to Bronze from Intro. Shea had the first week jitters and very soon after showed her determination to keep up with the older bronze swimmers. Each week she has gotten just a bit faster, and by the third week has made sure she is making the intervals and keeping up with her lane. Shea has amazing will power, keep it up!!!

Bee Cave: Sara Pacheco – Always has a smile on her face…even when she is working hard and following directions.  She listens and executes the drills to perfection routinely.  When given feedback, she immediately makes the corrections and is ready for the next challenge!

Technique and Fitness

Cedar Park: Sammie Young & Jeffrey Barnett – Sammie is new to our T/F group, having swum only a couple of times.  Yet she already is leading her lane, watching the clocks, and paying close attention.  Her swimming is strong as well.  Jeffrey always comes to practice with an incredible attitude.  Smiling and doing everything we ask of him.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool.

Bee Cave: Mila Webb – Mila did a tremendous job this week in the pool. She has made some drastic improvements in the pool the last few months. Mila really focused on her technique in the pool. The coaches are really starting to notice her recent progress. We are very proud of you Mila! Keep up the great work!


Cedar Park: Madeleine Nguyen & Javan Taylor – Madeleine has demonstrated amazing focus in learning new drills and concentrating on the little things important to developing great stroke technique for several weeks now.  Her attention to detail and generally kind disposition make her a joy to have in the water. Javan always loves to swim fast, but along with his work ethic and increased attention to stroke technique he has shown tremendous improvement in reading the pace clock when leading his lane during workouts.

Bee Cave: Bailey Liverman – Bailey has done a great job working on little things all week, neutral head position on her breaststroke, 3-2-1 timing on her pullouts, plus streamlines, and at the UT meet this weekend her start and pullout on the 50 breaststroke was fantastic, out past the fruit loops about two body lengths farther than the rest of the heat. Great Stuff! Keep working on those little things and the big rewards will come Bailey!

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: The swimmers who participated in the LC kickoff this weekend – All swimmers of the Advanced Silver group, looked great in our drills at practice this week.  But the swimmers at the LC kickoff brought their technique to the swim meet.  Very impressed with the number of B, BB and A cuts we got this weekend.  Can’t wait to see the success in our May swim meets.

Bee Cave: Reo Oba – Reo has really been doing a solid job in Adv. Silver.  He consistently demonstrates how much he wants to be here by his actions.  He puts in the effort, day in and day out, and is very deliberate in his actions. He frequently asks follow-up questions to make certain that he has the drill right or that he understood the intervals.  He is a great swimmer to coach because he listens and makes a real effort to take advantage of any stroke corrections the coaches give him.  Keep up the good work Reo!


Cedar Park: Anna Kate Benwell – Anna Kate had a rocking first Long Course Meet, she has been working hard all of short course season but not quite getting to her goals of making some 11-12 TAGS cuts. First Long Course season meet of the year and she surprises everyone with 2 TAGS cuts in the 100 and 200 Breast and barely missing the 50 Breast by .01. Congrats Anna Kate your hard work is paying off.

Bee Cave: Olivia Mazzei – It’s been a week of hard work for Olivia, being in Gold only a few weeks, the transition has taken a toll, but she smiles, listens, and faces every challenge strong determination. Her strong daily focus could be seen on Sunday while other swimmers were starting to fade Olivia had three personal best times, just missing two National AAAA times in the 50 & 100 butterfly and finished the meet with a very strong showing in her 100 back lowering her best time by 6 seconds. That’s what I call having fun in the pool!

Thanks for being a part of Nitro! See you at the pool! Coach Mike.