Nitro Swimmers of the Week for November 4 – 9, 2013

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park:Zia Neves– Zia has been swimming with us for a short amount of time. Intro was very challenging for her at the beginning. It’s amazing to see how much Zia as improved as an athlete! She’s a hard worker, supportive of other swimmers when they need help, and pays attention to the coaches and the feedback we give her. She comes to practice always happy to swim. This Saturday she did a flip turn on her own…something that was very challenging for her when she first was on the team! Zia has come up to us many times to tell us, “I love to swim!” Wonderful job Zia and keep up the great work! – Coach Kirsten

Bee Cave:Sabrina DeFranco– Sabrina has been working super hard these last couple of weeks. She really has been improving everyday. What makes Sabrina stand out is her personality. She has become more comfortable around her teammates and interacting with them. She also will tackle anything that is new to her. She loves coming to practice and a joy to coach. Keep up the great work Sabrina. – Coach Nikki


Cedar Park: Esther Yeo Over the last couple weeks we have been working of pushing off the wall in streamline position.  Esther has done this perfectly and on top of that always does her dolphin kicks out past the flags as well.  We never have to remind her to do this she just pushes off and makes a point to do this every single wall all practice long.  Awesome job Esther! – Coach Travis

Bee Cave:Jayna Syrett– Jayna has really stepped it up the last couple of weeks. She is setting the bar high for leadership in the Bronze group. She loves to be in the water and always gives her best at practice. Whenever we ask her a question about swimming she is the first one to answer. Jayna is always leading a lane and knows when the interval is, leaves when she is supposed to and is always willing to demonstrate drills. Keep up the great work Jayna. – Coach Nikki

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park:Elise Kadison & Christopher Dinh – Elise was rocking her butterfly this past week.  She also was leading her lane and had great energy to match.  Christopher has really been improving his technique in the pool.  He also has been leading his lane and watching the clocks.  Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave:Natalie Brown– Natalie had a great week in the pool. She always walks onto the pool deck with a huge smile on her face. Natalie is emerging as one of the lane leaders in our TF group. Natalie pays close attention to the small details such as streamlines and direction of each and every drill. Keep up the great work Natalie! – Coach Adrian


Cedar Park:Ryanne McDaniel– Ryanne had a string of injuring keeping her out of the water for far too long, but since returning this school year in good health has made incredible progress.  All of her coaches have been extremely happy to see her blossoming this season and are excited to see that progress continue.  Keep up the great work Ryanne, watching your return has been a highlight to the season so far! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Jillian Cox– In 34 years of coaching this sport I’ve seen a some amazing races, state records, national records, first Olympic Trial cuts, but Jillian’s 200 freestyle at the UT meet showed as much heart, drive, and focus as any race I’ve seen, she ate her goggles on the start, couldn’t see the walls but that didn’t stop her, it barely slowed he down, her first 100 was only 3 seconds off her best 100 free time, then she lost her cap after the fourth length, her reaction was to increase her kick, as hard as she has ever done in a race, for the rest of the race, nothing stopped Jillian from finishing. I could not have been more proud of a swimmer of mine. Well done Jillian! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Elinor Krits– Elinor has shown a lot of improvement in endurance and technique, since joining the Advanced Silver group. Through hard work (in pool and dry land) and consistent attendance, she is moving to the front of her lane. Great job Elinor! – Coach Scott

Bee Cave: Tony Kirk – Despite dealing with adversity every practice Tony remains one of the hardest workers and always arrives with the right attitude. In the past year and a half, I can count on one hand the number of times either he or his brother have asked to get out to go to the bathroom or get a drink of water during workout.  This week, once again, Tony showed me that he really wants to be in the water making himself better. Keep up the great work Tony! – Coach Jeff


Cedar Park: Camille Gutierrez & Adam Micek– Both Camille and Adam had a very fantastic meet this weekend at UT. Camille managed to surprise herself in the 50 Butterfly and swim a much faster time then even she thought she was capable of. Adam also worked very hard on improving his Butterfly and it paid of really well in his 200 IM. Congratulations to both swimmers. – Coach FLO

Bee Cave:Morgan Rodriquez– Her comment on her 50 Free, “I only added half a second.  Its fine, it happens.”  She had a huge smile on her face and then bounced over to the warm down pool.  That is a great attitude from an eight year old! – Coach Hannah

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