Nitro Swimmer of the Week for January 20th – 25th, 2014

Swimmer of the Week for January 20th – 25th, 2014:

Intro to Nitro

Cedar Park: Eera Gour-Gupta – Eera has been working hard at practice everyFriday and has shown much improvement over the course of the season. I noticed that not only does she focus on her strokes; she is an encouraging athlete to others. Several times I heard her encouraging another fellow swimmer during the butterfly swim, saying, “You can do it!” Great sportsmanship and leadership qualities right there! Great job Eera!! – Coach Kirsten

Bee Cave: Kiyan Alrobaire – I did a little digging and found this note from Coach Tanner that he wrote prior to being re-deployed with the US Army. It was written a few weeks ago… “Kiyan has made me really proud this week because not only that he showed up to all the practice during the holiday week, but he also asked questions and was eager to learn and take tremendous effort to get his breast stroke down. He tries very hard at every practice and fixed every correction when I gave him the feedback of what he did wrong. He makes me really proud to be his Coach.” – Coach Tanner


Cedar Park: Alex Llorens – This weekend at the swim meet aside from have a great meet, during her 50 Free her goggles fell off on her dive. Something that happens at some point to every swimmer. She did not panic. Swam to the other side fixed her goggles and then finished the race. Congratulations and keep up the great work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Ava Arrington – Ava did a wonderful job this week with our kick based work outs. She is always competing to be the lane leader and the perseverance is surely paying off. Ava has made great strides mechanically in the pool. She always arrives and leaves practice with a big smile on her face. Nice work this week Ava! – Coach Adrian

Technique & Fitness

Cedar Park: Nicole Sprencel & Tyler Gonzalez – Nicole had an incredible meet this past weekend.  Dropping time, hitting her marks and a positive attitude.  Tyler has upped his game at practice this past week.  Nailing his dives and turns.  Great job for everyone who went to the NITRO AT THE RACES meet. – Coach Steve

Bee Cave: Maddie Kremer – Maddie has excelled in the TF group over the past few months. She applies correction as she is given. Maddie is so strong in the water and the improvements are being noticed. She is a joy to coach with a sense of determination on her face. Maddie is always working to lead her lane. Way to go Maddie! – Coach Adrian


Cedar Park: Nicholas Wood – Nicholas has begun to put together good technique and a dedication to working hard in practice that has been something great to watch.  He’s always been one of the best listeners in the group, well behaved and respectful of everyone.  And while he’s consistently been able to improve his technique and habits lately he has turned a corner so to speak in terms of his willingness to work hard from start to finish.  Keep up the great work Nicholas! – Coach Dakota

Bee Cave: Riley Carrier – Cap on, goggles tight, every day Riley comes ready to train, the length on her stroke has improved so much with the freestyle, the turns are tight and pushing to the fruit loops, I can’t wait to see her swim the 200 free. Her butterfly is now really showing the patience with her arms allowing the kick to developed put that together with her long breaststroke and the 200 IM will be her next big swim, Great job Riley! – Coach Chuck

Advanced Silver

Cedar Park: Atharva Joshi – Atharva doesn’t just train hard, he trains smart.  When given instructions, he works hard to get it right the first time (a coach’s dream!).  This was clearly evident in Atharva’s recent meet performances, as he has been shattering his best times.  Keep it up, Atharva! – Coach Alex

Bee Cave: Julia Slater – Julia and her sister Joanna joined our group a few months back and I’ve been very happy with their progress.  A few weeks ago, I asked Julia to begin pushing herself a little more by putting herself in the more challenging interval group we call Alpha, when an Alpha/Omega set is offered.  Several times I have seen her do just that and without further suggestion from me.  So much of what swimming can teach a person is about choice.  We choose to show up, we choose our attitude at practice, we choose how we affect the people around us and how in-turn we are affected by them.  When Julia chooses to do something more, she is not only pushing herself physically, but challenging her own expectations of herself.  Keep up the great work Julia! – Coach Jeff


Cedar Park: Brooke Newby – She continues to set the bar in practice. Never will you find her at the back of the group. In fact most of the time you will find the rest of the group chasing her. Her effort level drives everyone else to work harder to keep up. Keep up the hard work. – Coach Travis

Bee Cave: Kylie VanderMeer – Kylie has started to stand out by having such consistent practice habits.  She demonstrates that practice isn’t just about making the intervals but also maintains her underwater work and break outs.  Kylie listens well and always gives 100% effort to be on task and perform drills correctly.  She has a smile on her face even after completing 30 X 100’s!  Keep up the great work! – Coach Hannah

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