Nitro Swimmers of the Week for November 3rd – 8th, 2014

Swimmers of the Week for November 3rd – 8th, 2014:

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Kendall Fant – Kendall comes to practice every week with such great energy! She is eager to learn and often asks questions about how she can improve! She also went to the swim meet this Saturday, and did such a great job listening to all the coaches. She tackled all of her races with enthusiasm!! Great job, Kendall! –Coach Jessie 

Bee Cave: Oliver Ward – Oliver has really been doing great lately! With the weather changing it has been a bit colder on the pool deck, but even when Oliver is a bit chilly he continues to work hard.  He did a wonderful job with his streamline push offs this week! He nailed the underwater dolphin kicks on every wall and I loved it! Keep it up Oliver! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Sunayna Adoni – Sunayna had a great week of practices and a great swim meet. After getting DQ in one of her events she came back and swam a lifetime best in her next two events. She had a great attitude and asked great questions during the entire meet!! Way to go Sunayna! – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave: Tyler Kwan – Tyler has really improved on his free style this week.  His technique has improved greatly as we have worked on it and his kick is one of the best in the group now.  When he pushes off of the wall, his focus is on his swimming and technique, which is building great habits every day in practice.  Because of all his hard work, he is one of the best freestylers in the group!  Great job Tyler – keep up the good work! – Coach Jared

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Ahila Keeranoor & Raymond Wang – These two athletes have been with the TF group for some time and increasingly have stepped up to the plate and demonstrated leadership abilities for the newer athletes. Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool – Coach Steve

Bee Cave:Jake Benken & Sami Smith – Jake really has been so attentive in his swim practices, and taking all feedback, that it’s really showing!   His underwater streamlines on his back are really coming along, and he’s starting to see improvements in his starts/dives.  Great job Jake!  You are a great example for others! Sami is really pushing the boundaries on her underwater streamlines (freestyle and backstroke) to a new level.   She comes with a smile on her face, and you should see her smile when she did a GREAT start off the blocks It may have even been her first start off the blocks!  Her teammates were applauding!   Great work Sami! – Coach Linda


Cedar Park:Quentin Sumner – I was lucky enough to watch Quentin race at the Nitro Pick 5 meet this past weekend. He did a wonderful job of getting into the water and racing. During practice we have been talking about thinking about our swimming, so during race time, we could simply RACE, and that is what he did. Quentin clearly comes to practice with a purpose of learning each day. He asks questions, which leads to the improvement in his technique and towards the basics in his swimming. His underwaters, breakouts, dives, and not breathing out of the walls showed this weekend during the meet. His interest in swimming is increasing each day. Keep it up Quentin! – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Destiny Guerra – This young lady has been doing a superior job, her focus on long smooth strokes has impressed coach Scott and I so much, she stays with her underwaters long after many other swimmers would have already surfaced, you can see her push the pain barrier, then gauge by how much in how and when she takes the first breath. I can’t remember the last time she came up short of the fruit loops in practice, and this weekend at our own swim meet we saw Destiny as a true competitor, strong fast turns, clean explosive starts, a young lady that definitely loves to race, but gets the results she does because of the hard work you see in every swim of every set all practice long, nothing new just good hard work, and right now Destiny is doing just that, working in the pain zone with results that make her coaches smile! Great job young lady! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Rylee Worley – Rylee swam at the Burnet meet on Saturday and killed it.  The coaches were especially impressed with her pre-race rituals.  Without telling her to, it was clear that Rylee was activating and staying warm behind the blocks.  At one point, the meet had a hiccup right before her heat, and while every other swimmer slouched or sat down, Rylee bounced and shook to keep her muscles warm while things got sorted out.  Great job activating and anchoring, Rylee! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Anya McCallum – Anya did an amazing job this week, finishing it off with the Burnet meet where she toped it all off with her awesome performance in her events, especially on the 50 freestyle. She’s been learning the importance of self confidence in and out of the water. She has demonstrated she CAN do it these past two months, and this is just the beginning, because were gonna keep working hard and were gonna get even bigger results. Outstanding job. More wake up calls for you Anya 🙂 FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS..SI SI SI!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Megha Siddapureddy – She has been working hard all week. She is really started to understand how to work hard and focus on her skills at the same time. Her hard work paid of this weekend as she had a little bit of a break through. While swimming her first 100 Fly this weekend she not only swam it very well but also achieved her first A cut. Congratulations and keep up the good work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Charlee Anne Hallett – Confidence is something we try to instill in the swimmer, we repeat sets, we repeat swims, we repeat drill after drill after drill, and swimmers can still struggle with a stroke, we seek perfection in the mechanics of every swimmer, but remember that the swimmer is a canvas that is in a constant state of change, which makes Charlee Anne’s swims this weekend so great, two National BB times and one National A time, they were swims that I watched with great excitement, she was on the attack every stroke of every race! All I could say was “WOW!” after the 50 butterfly, not because it was a 6 second time drop from her entry time, or that it was a National A time, but because it had grit, she charged, each stroke seemed to be faster and stronger than the previous one, I wasn’t watching the 50 fly she was swimming I was imagining her 100 butterfly soon to be swum! I wanted her to make the turn right then and go for the 100 knowing that the next two lengths would be more of the same, nothing but confidence, this young lady is a rising star, just wait till her first 200 butterfly, the future of Nitro is coming with heart and grit teeth! Super job young lady! – Coach Chuck