WDEL Athlete of the Week

DMA's Wellborn - WDEL HS Athlete of the Week

By Sean Greene Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:12am
VIDEO: Interview with Mark Wellborn
Delaware Military Academy swimmer Mark Wellborn is this week's WDEL High School Athlete of the Week.

The senior claimed the 100 freestyle victory in Monday's dual meet against defending state champion Salesianum Monday.

Mark says he's been working on the mental aspect of swimming, as he grinds his way to be at his best for the major meets of February and March.

"You may not a meet for another three months, but you still have to train hard. Before your races, it can make or break your race. If you don't have the confidence going in, it probably won't play out (well) for you."

Mark's cousin Megan Iffland was the 1997 Delaware swimmer of the year, and his sister Kristina swam at BU, so he says swimming certainly runs in his blood.

"I don't have all of the family records yet, I don't have the two back(strokes) and no breaststrokes. My one cousin got Swimmer of the Year, and that probably won't happen for me, but I'm trying to do my best to get 1st Team All-State."

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