Nitro Swimmers of the Week for January 19th – 24th, 2015

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Grant Morrison – Grant is swimmer of the week this week because he has been working really hard lately to improve! He is motivated & doing a great job paying attention during practices. As a result his strokes are improving every week! Great job, Grant! Keep up the good work! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Peterson Darger Jr. – Peterson did a really great job this week!! Not only was he a leader for his group, but he made some great progress with his breaststroke kick! I was so impressed with how well he did implementing corrections we were giving him on his stroke. He was able to immediately put them into action! By the end of practice he was doing consistent legal breaststroke kick and was able to put it all together for learning his pull out. Great job this week Peterson! Thanks for the hard work! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Trinity Nguyen – Trinity has done a great job with her freestyle kicking. Not only did she do a good job on the Test Set this week she lead the lane and knew what intervals to leave on. She continuous to come to practice with a great attitude and willingness to learn. Keep up the great work. – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Anna Temple – Anna really impressed me this week both with her diving and her breaststroke.  In her diving, she has really got the hang of going through one hole.  Her feet are going in the water in the same spot her hands are, and this makes for a very clean, fast, strong dive.  Breaststroke can be one of the most difficult strokes to master and Anna is well on her way.  She is doing a really nice job of always moving her body forward which even some of our older swimmers struggle with.  Great job Anna!  Keep up the good work! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Ananya Anand &  Ethan Do – Ananya has really been great with leading her lane and setting a great example for the group.  She has upped the ante for the T/F swimmers showing them how to pay attention and get things done! Ethan had a really good week with his kicking.  He made all of his intervals, was watching the clocks and really was a team player.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Aliza Alibhai and Luna Webb – Aliza’s form is looking great.  Her butterfly looked awesome and she was finishing strong on every set.  Great work Aliza!   Looking forward to you taking that out to the upcoming swim meets! Luna Webb had an awesome practice this week.   It’s amazing how much a swimmer can accomplish when they set their mind to it.  Her attitude was exemplary and she was swimming on all cylinders at practice.   Keep that attitude with you every time you come to practice and you will see the rewards! Good Luck at the upcoming meets! – Coach Linda


Cedar Park: Felicity Hesters – Felicity had a great week at Nitro! She has a smile that lights up a room and is very enthusiastic each time we get out of the water to speak about our next set. I truly enjoy having conversations with her after workout, and she just makes my coaching easier. Felicity was lucky enough to have Coach Mike individually work with her on her butterfly this past week. I truly enjoyed watching her listen and take away specifics about the timing of her butterfly kick. I love coming onto the pool deck and having the swimmer teach the coach something new. Through Felicity’s work with Coach Mike I was about to review everyone’s butterfly. He couldn’t have chosen a better listener. I plan to use Felicity throughout the next few weeks to teach her team mates. Way to go Felicity. – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Jennifer Li – Whether its working on stroke drills, turns, streamlines, or the finer points of racing, Jennifer has really been catching the eyes of her coaches, her butterfly was spot on this week, smooth clean, kick working strong enough to keep her stroke count low enough for the coaches to want her to race the 100 fly. Smiles all around with Jennifer’s being the biggest! Keep up the great work young lady. – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Megan Cornwell – Megan is finding out how tough she can really be.  Lately, not only has she been leading her lane, but she’s been attacking sets without letting off the gas.  Megan is a great kid to have in the water and those around her are following her example.  Way to go, Megan! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Ellie Corbett – Ellie has being doing an excellent job everyday in practice. Three weeks ago, and after an ankle injury, she made a come back. I remember that day, she started to swim with a pull buoy to minimize the flutter kick and protect her injured ankle. Right now, she’s getting back in shape and demonstrating the high quality swimmer she is. This time, and after several weeks of hard work, she deserved to be swimmer of the week thanks to the great swimming and hard work she accomplished this past Saturday in the RACE set. In the 150 yards with dives, she lost her goggles and she never quit, ending with a solid 2:09.00 for the distance. So Ellie, keep marching on and keep FOCUS. Our next stop, ‘BB’ champs this coming weekend 🙂 SI SI SI!!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Adam Micek – Throughout the week he has constantly set the bar for the group to train to. He strives to lead the group even when the practice does not play to his strengths. This makes him work harder to improve his weaknesses and make them strengths. Congratulations and keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Jasmine Park – Jasmine has been on fire this whole week at practice! She has taken complete ownership of her training. I have really admired her recent work off her walls, keep that up and it will be a game changer in your races. Jasmine was absolutely zoned in this past Saturday with our kick/swim set, she broke through and blasted a 38 second 50 FR kick! Keep up the great work Jasmine! – Coach Adrian