Pfeiffer swim coach resigns

Published 4:29 pm Friday, September 28, 2018

Pfeiffer University women’s swimming coach Alex de la Pena has announced his resignation, effective today.

Last season the Falcons posted a 6-4 dual meet record and placed fourth at the Sun Coast Conference Championships. Six Falcons earned individual all-conference honors and three relay teams also received all-conference plaudits.

Individually, de la Pena coached senior Allison Lindsey to the 200-yard butterfly title.

“I want to thank Bob Reasso and Danielle Lafferty for allowing me the privilege of coaching the women’s swimming team at Pfeiffer University,” said de la Pena.

“We were able to start a strong foundation to build on with the student-athletes that are returning,” he said.  “I wish everyone the best moving forward and know they will be very successful in the pool and in the classroom.”

Athletic director Danielle Lafferty also thanks de la Pena for his service to the University and with his leadership of the swimming program.

“Alex was an incredible asset to our women’s swimming program and the athletic department during his short time here at Pfeiffer,” she said.

“We appreciate the time, effort and dedication he has put into our Falcon program and we wish him and his family all the best in his future endeavors.”

A search for a new leader of the Pfeiffer swimming program is ongoing.