Swimmer of the Week for December 15th – 20th, 2014

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Matthew Jiampietro – Matthew comes to every practice with a smile on his face! You can tell as soon as he hits the water, he’s dedicated to what he’s practicing. That dedication is paying off! The coaches are noticing great improvements in all his strokes. He’s really growing as an athlete, and we’re excited to see where this great attitude & determination take him! Good job, Matthew! – Coach Jessie

Bee Cave: Tobin Nguyen – Tobin did a really great job this week. He earned swimmer of the week by being a wonderful teammate to one of our new swimmers.  He took them under his wing, showed them the ropes and made sure they felt included.  I was so impressed!  I love the fact that he was so willing to help and went out of his way to make sure someone else was having a good time. Great job this week Tobin!! – Coach Meghan


Cedar Park: Patrick Tapp – Patrick has been working really hard at his flip turns and earlier this week coach Steve pulled him aside to help him a little more extensively and he accomplished his flip turn! A special thank you to coach Steve for helping Patrick and a GREAT JOB Patrick! I am so proud of your hard work! – Coach Jeremy

Bee Cave:

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Rocio Del Toro & Quang Pham – These two athletes have been with us at NITRO for quite a great time and have consistently shown a stellar performance when they are at the pool. Always having a great time and willing to demonstrate for the group. Great job on the IM workouts this past week. Thanks for being a part of the NITRO family and we’ll see you at the pool. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Cheenu Pandy Cheenu comes to practice with the biggest smile on his face.  His swimming has improved greatly due to his hard work, focus, and determination!  Great work Cheenu!   Keep it up.  – Coach Linda


Cedar Park: Eric Dobriceanu – Eric’s earning of Swimmer of the Week is much deserved. Eric brings his lively personality to practice everyday. Whether it is talking to every single one of his teammates to giving them high fives during workout. I see the meaning of team mate within Eric. Outside of his sportsmanship, he has taken a step up in his swimming. During Silver group’s underwater challenge, I rarely saw Eric push off without a tight streamline and his underwaters. Now that the underwater challenge has come to an end, I watched to see if they would continue, and Eric did a great job of doing just that. Whether it is his commitment to perfect his backstroke finishes, or lead the lane and know the interval, Eric has made sincere improvements to his swimming recently. Bravo Eric. – Coach Allison

Bee Cave: Ben Adams – You would be hard pressed to find a young man who loves being at practice more, always a smile on his face and a great fire in his heart, all I have to do is pull out the stop watch for a timed swim and Ben’s focus jumps to a new level. Like all swimmers that balk at trying new events and the longer distances Ben has had his ups and downs, but this is what makes him great, he gives me an “I don’t know?!” and is still pushing off on the next send off, he finishes with a “that wasn’t so bad!” and “can I do that again? I know I can go faster!”. Ben is just starting to believe in himself and his practices are as focused as I’ve ever seen. Big things ahead for this young man, Great Job! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Samuel Zhou – We’ve missed Samuel lately—he’s been out with a pretty rough foot injury, but thankfully he’s recovering well and now he’s back in the water.  We can always count on Samuel raising morale and keeping a bulletproof smile from the moment he walks through Nitro’s doors.  He is a great athlete and teammate, and Advanced Silver is lucky to have him.  Welcome back, Samuel! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: David Sun – David had an excellent week and he ended on Saturday with an outstanding swim in the freestyle main set (75yards under 1:00). He knows better than anyone, that every week in practice his name is heard pretty loud around the pool. Remember David, play hard and you will receive double what you gave. That’s the beauty of life.  Keep going my friend, just believe. FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS…SI SI SI!! – Coach Felix


Cedar Park: Elinor Krits – During a hard week of training she has managed to stand out and continue to train at a very high level. But it was not just hard work. During this time she also was very focused on her technique and working the skill that were being emphasized that day. Congratulations and keep up the good work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Jayna Syrett – Jayna has really stepped up her training the past couple of weeks. I have really enjoyed her constant work on the underwaters. No matter how crazy the practice gets, Jayna always keeps a can-do attitude. Keep up the great work Jayna! – Coach Adrian