WESTFIELD, NJ — Fans of the Westfield High School swim team know that junior David Lindros is having a fantastic year. What they might not know? It’s not the only time he enjoys the water.

“I love to surf,” said this week’s Ron Bansky and Associates Allstate Westfield Athlete of the Week. “I love being in the water and getting pitted,” he said, explaining that the term means being deep in the barrel of a wave.

In the pool, Lindros is a key component of the Blue Devils’ record setting and county champion medley relay, “leading off with an excellent backstroke leg that truly sets the table for the others that follow,” head coach Jeffrey Knight said. “David also was county champion in the 100 backstroke with the fourth fastest time in school history and a top five finish in the 100 fly as well.”

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Among the swimmer’s inspirations is longtime coach Bill Reichie.

“He has been coaching me and giving me lessons since I was six and he has always inspired me and helped me grow as a swimmer,” Lindros said.

Lindros has set several goals for himself this season.

“My biggest goal is to continue to drop time,” he said. “It always feels rewarding to get a best time. Another goal would be to place it the Meet of Champions. Another one for my team would be to win states. We missed out on it last year and it would feel great this year.”

Coach Knight added, “I am extremely proud of David. He has a renewed focus this year and as a result a greater appreciation for the sport. He has always been very talented but now has been able to take it to the next level and is reaping the rewards of that.”

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 at 908-301-0711 for a new auto, home or life insurance quote this week 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.