Nitro Swimmers of the Week for September 17-22, 2012

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park:Kate Ren – Kate has come back to intro from summer break and has maintained her swimming skills.  She is walkways wearing a smile and happy positive attitude.  During her last practice Kate demonstrated how to do underwater pull outs for the group without hesitation!  Keep up the great work Kate!

Bee Cave:Kelly You– Kelly consistently works very hard in every set I give her, all while maintaining a smile on her face. Her technique had been improving quickly mostly because Kelly is very good at actively listening.  Keep up the great work!


Cedar Park: Veronica Castille– Veronica has been part of our Nitro team for a very short period of time and in that time she has already shown great enthusiasm for the sport. She is always on top of her intervals, making sure she understands every part of her set and how to get better during it.

Bee Cave:Nora Cullicot– Nora is one of the happiest swimmers on deck every day, not just in bronze group but in every group.  She is consistently eager to learn, answering any question she can and helping her teammates learn as well.  As a natural leader for her group, she dedicates her time in the water and on deck to absorbing as much information as she can to better her talents for the next practice.  Nora is also competitive and loves to race, but is only ever found with a smile at the end– win or lose.

Technique and Fitness

Cedar Park:Emmaly Rape and Alex Pittner – These two energetic swimmers are fairly new to our NITRO family.  They sure have made an impression.  Emmaly was struggling somewhat with her breaststroke kick, but she put the effort into it, and it has paid off for a more improved kick.  Alex is a force in the pool.  He’s picking things up quickly, but not to be outdone but the tremendous energy he brings to the pool.  Great job you two, thanks for being a part of NITRO, and we’ll see you at the pool.

Bee Cave:Ruby Bledsoe– Ruby has a “can do” attitude when she is in the pool. This week she has really stepped up her focus in the pool. In result, she was deemed demonstrator on multiple occasions. We are all very impressed with you Ruby! Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you.


Cedar Park:Katelyn Strauss– Katelyn is a great, well rounded swimmer.  Katelyn corrects strokes the first tone she is asked, is consistently leading her lane and listens very well.  She’s on the top of her game every practice and that’s exactly what it takes to move up in this sport.  Keep up that intensity Katelyn!

Bee Cave:Jasmine Park– Jasmine has been working so hard this week and even during difficult drills that are brand new to the group, or at times when she doesn’t feel 100%, she always has a smile. best of all when things in her lane start to break down it’s her focus on the set or drill that brings the lane back to order.

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park:Ben Offereins– Ben has been leading his lane, working hard on our fast sets, and really rising to the occasion for each and every practice. He’s made a great transition into the group from Silver. Nice job Ben!

Bee Cave:Rylee Reid– Rylee just joined us last week and swimming with Nitro has been something of a shock to her system. I think she has handled that challenge with poise and tenacity. Further, this week I saw a big jump forward on Rylee’s flip turns and freestyle body position.  The endurance will come but I want you to know, Rylee, you are doing a great job! Keep it up!


Cedar Park: Tanner Hartwick– Tanner has really stepped up his training over the past few weeks, getting after the tougher intervals and just having a great attitude towards his training on a daily basis. Keep up the great work, Tanner!

Bee Cave:Clayton Meyer– This week Clayton showed great heart in his training, focused on the performing of the intended design of the set allowing himself to really press hard and break through by the end. He made several stroke corrections and bodyline adjustments during his repeats sets, without being prompted by the coaches.