WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield boys swim team starts the year 1-0 after a recent victory over Oratory, and swimmer Ryan Daniel had much to do with that. The senior was a part of multiple wins and finished first in the 100 breaststroke, according to head swim coach Jeff Knight.

Daniel is this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week.

A captain, Daniel will be an integral part of this team's success, Knight predicted.

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“His versatility will be a key asset that we can use to our advantage depending upon the match-ups we have,” he said.

“Ryan is great swimmer but, even more so, his leadership is respected by his teammates, which is why he was voted captain by his peers,” Knight said. “He has been a key contributor the past three years and the expectations are high as we progress towards the championship part of our season.”

The Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Ron Bansky & Associates Allstate Agency. Located on the South Avenue Circle in Westfield, the agency has been protecting local families and business owners for over 15 years. Call them this week at 908-301-0711 for a new auto, home or life insurance quote and if you mention the Allstate WHS Athlete of the Week they will make a $25 contribution to the Westfield Boosters Association! To learn more, visit ronbansky.com.