WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School swimmer David Lindros helped carry his undefeated team to victory at the Union County Championship and is now gearing up for a tough competition in the state tournament.
Lindros is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week.
“Right now the boys swim team is ranked number one in the state and David has been a key part of our success,” head coach Jeffrey Knight said. “For four years he has been a mainstay in our lineup and he has been one of the top backstrokers in the state. Having a consistent performer like David in events like the backstroke and butterfly is what you want as a coach and allows you to have flexibility with the lineup.”
Though Lindros acknowledges his own accomplishments, he cites team effort as the driving force in creating such a successful season.
“My event in counties was our only win. Still, we won overall because we have a lot of depth on our team and we just have really fast kids,” he said.
In his senior year, Lindros has become not only a great performer in the pool, but a supportive teammate outside of it.
“He is even keel and very positive,” Knight said. “He is also very coachable and will always do what is in the best interest of the team. And as we prepare for a run in the state tournament, I would love to see David continue to make his mark on the record board.”
As he looks back on the past four years of swimming, Lindros is ready to go out with a big win at the state championship.
“This is probably the best team we’ve ever had, so I think we can do it,” he said. “We won last year and if we had won two years ago, I could have potentially won states all four years. But this high school team has been so good and I’m so happy I got to swim with them.”
Lindros has been swimming since the age of five, following in the footsteps of both his mother and his older brother, John, who also swam for Westfield.
Beyond his talent for swimming, Lindros also has a knack for acting. He starred in Westfield High School’s fall play, "Romeo & Juliet," in the role of Paris.
“I wanted to do the musical, too, but couldn’t because of swimming,” he said. “Right now, it’s all swimming, every day.”
The Boys Swimming State Semi-Final will take place Feb. 13 at the Westfield Area YMCA.
Samantha Della Fera is a student at Westfield High School participating in a journalism program with TAPinto Westfield.
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