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BLAIR ATKINS, senior, Wilmington Friends girls swimming

THE WEEK: Won the 500-yard freestyle and swam on three winning relays in a 96-66 victory over Caravel last Tuesday. Won the 50-yard freestyle and swam on three winning relays in an 80-53 victory over St. Elizabeth on Friday as the Quakers finished 10-1 in dual meets.

THE DESIRE: “Besides the fact that she’s just a terrific athlete, she’s got the fire, she’s got the drive, she hates to lose,” Friends coach Robin Lebauer said. “If it’s a close race, she’s going to win.”

THE VERSATILITY: Atkins was named to the All-State second team in field hockey last fall, and also is one of the Quakers’ top lacrosse players in the spring. “It’s kind of hard to pick [a favorite sport],” she said. “It kind of changes throughout the year. This year, field hockey was like, ‘I really love field hockey.’ Last year, I really loved swimming, and the year before I really loved lacrosse.”

THE REASON: Atkins likes swimming because it is different than the team sports she plays. “The individuality of being able to compete with other people in the pool and not just as a team sport makes it really awesome,” she said. “You can compete against yourself. And the winning part, when you finish and you see that you’re the first one done and your time, it’s just kind of reassurance of how amazing it is.”

THE LEADERSHIP: “For the newer kids, she’ll help them at practice with their stroke, make sure they know where they’re supposed to be during a swim meet,” Lebauer said. “With the girls who are not beginners, just camaraderie, getting them to work as a team.”

THE FAVORITES: Two weeks ago, Atkins set personal records in sweeping the 50 freestyle (25.41) and 100 breaststroke (1:10.83) at the Independent Conference meet. She plans to swim both at the upcoming DIAA meet and says the breaststroke is her favorite event. “Over the years, I’ve improved so much with that,” Atkins said. “It gives me satisfaction that I can actually do it, although it’s really hard.”

THE CLASSROOM: Atkins’ favorite subject is Biology, which she plans to study in college with an eye toward a career in athletic training or physical therapy.

THE FUTURE: Atkins has committed to attend Franklin & Marshall College, where she plans to swim and may also try out for field hockey or lacrosse.

Send Athlete of the Week nominations to Brad Myers at bmyers@delawareonline.com. Follow on Twitter: @BradMyersTNJ

Wilmington Friends School swimmer Blair Atkins poses for a portrait at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center pool in Wilmington on Monday afternoon.

Wilmington Friends School swimmer Blair Atkins poses for a portrait at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center pool in Wilmington on Monday afternoon.

Wilmington Friends School swimmer Blair Atkins poses for a portrait at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center pool in Wilmington on Monday afternoon.

Wilmington Friends School swimmer Blair Atkins poses for a portrait at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center pool in Wilmington on Monday afternoon.

Wilmington Friends School swimmer Blair Atkins poses for a portrait at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center pool in Wilmington on Monday afternoon.

Wilmington Friends School swimmer Blair Atkins poses for a portrait at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center pool in Wilmington on Monday afternoon.