Nitro Swimmers of the Week for June 6-11, 2017

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Islah Uddin and Angie Tat

Islah was a great demonstrator and asked for feedback multiple times on how he was doing. Awesome initiative! Angie worked hard on her flip turn this week with a smile on her face and finally mastered it after lots of practice! Nice job, swimmers! —Coach Lindsay

Bee Cave: Arnav Srinivasa and Ryan Steffanic

Arnav and Ryan have made some serious improvement over the last several months. Both have worked hard to become stronger, faster kickers. Both kiddos have positive attitudes and brilliant smiles! Arnav and Ryan continued their hard work this week with underwater streamline push-offs on their back and tall backstroke arms. We also worked on side kicking focusing on our shoulder-to-chin rotation. These two led the group demonstrating a tall bodyline. Thank you for your continuous effort Ryan and Arnav! Keep it up you two! —Coach Raven



Cedar Park: Abigail Curry

In the last month or so, I’ve seen Abigail push herself more and more in practice. This gave her some confidence as Abigail competed in the Nitro Schools out for Summer Splash this weekend. Although she swam fast, it was her courage that got her swimmer of the week. Not once, but twice did Abigail’s goggles fall off during the dive, but she didn’t let that hold her back. She powered through without them. She even got recognition from Coach Mike for it! Way to go Abigail! —Coach Adam

Bee Cave: Hope Rieder

Great week for this 6 year old, working the legs hard these last few practices paid off really well at Saturday’s meet, showing a strong freestyle, a good breaststroke, but the backstroke was exceptional! Almost a 9 second time drop and the arms never wavered once. Hope loves to race and at only 6 years old we are going to see many big races to come. Great work young lady! —Coach Chuck


Technique and Fitness

Cedar Park: Lea-Anh Nguyen and Aaron Yeh

Awesome job on the backstroke this past week especially on the flip-turns and working on your timing of the flip. Also an awesome job on your hand entry on the backstroke. Thumb out and pinky in. Great job you two thanks for being a part of NITRO and we’ll see you at the pool. —Coach Stephen

Bee Cave: Harmony Morgan

Harmony has always had great underwaters; so, it came as no surprise to me that she rocked week one of round four – “deep water push-offs.” Not only did Harmony excel at getting deep for every push-off, but she also went far beyond the red-zone before surfacing. She usually gets past the fruit loops as well. Of course, that’s all very impressive in and of itself; however, Harmony’s expertise doesn’t end there. Her underwater fly kicks have no rival – she “flies” underwater! No pun intended. I’d tell you to look for her next time you’re around the pool, but she’ll probably be underwater in streamline most the time she’s swimming! —Coach Jonny



Cedar Park: Aanya Singh

Aanya did a fantastic job as we covered breaststroke this week. She understands the dynamics of a fast, yet powerful kick, efficient use of arms during her pull, as well as getting her head and body in the best position to keep moving forward. She has also become a natural leader in her lane, and continues striving to become better in several areas of her stroke, turns, and starts. Keep up the hard work, Aanya! —Coach Claire

Bee Cave: Pierce Arora

This kid has been on a tear as of late! He’s been working really hard in practice and it has paid off big time. In the meet this past weekend, Pierce dropped time in every single event. Not only that, but he either achieved a B-time or improved on a B-time that he already had in three of four events he swam in! It’s been great to see Pierce mature both as a person and a swimmer. I’m looking forward to seeing that continue! Great job, Pierce! —Coach Peter


Advanced Silver

Bee Cave: Chicco Papi
Chicco just moved up to our group and is already showing tremendous ability and drive. Additionally, Chico has demonstrated clear respect for his coaches, his teammates, and the swimming process… which is by far the most important! Great work, and go Nitro! —Coach Paige


Gold I & II

CP Gold I: Michael Andrew Guzman

Kai is swimming faster than he ever has before. After picking up another A time in his 50 free, he went on to post personal bests in all his races at the Nitro meet. Kai has also been working really hard on having a great attitude in practice, and being a supportive teammate. Keep it up young man! —Coach Adam

CP Gold II: Buttercup Rowe

Buttercup had a great meet on Saturday.  Not only did she swim her normal events, but she also took the plunge into the 400 free.  Buttercup swam smooth, smart, and fast, making sure she stayed strong throughout the entire race.  She reached for a challenge and came out ahead.  Awesome job, Buttercup! —Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Mary Claire Fuselier

Mary Claire!!!! You have turned a huge corner in the past few weeks. Wow oh wow am I impressed with your feel of the water, and the dedication I have been seeing day in and day out from you. This weekends meet was a great look into what is in store for you as you continue to progress. All 4 strokes are developing, and the best part of the past few weeks is your positivity and smile each day. Keep up the GREAT work, and I can’t wait to see whats next for you. —Coach Allison