Fernando Delgado in 2002. (juan alicea)
Professor Fernando Delgado, former head coach of the national teams, was elected yesterday as the new president of the Puerto Rican Swimming Federation (FPN).
Delgado obtained 29 votes compared to fellow candidate for the job, Karen Oyola, who added 26. Delgado will take the seat left by Morgan Toro.
For the federative vice-presidency, former swimmer and international medalist Betsmara Cruz beat Feliz Calderón 29-26.
Delgado was national coach from 1982 to 1983, achieving a harvest of 86 medals between the Central American and Caribbean Games, plus the Pan American Games. He also collected 11 titles (nine for men and two for women) at the LAI level with his Dolphins and Dolphins from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.
Delgado, 61, presided over the Puerto Rico Trialo Federation until Wednesday, September 30, which he resigned to aspire to the first chair of the FPN, after 20 years in the trio.
Viviana A. Torres and Edwin Adorno were also elected, as secretary and treasurer, respectively.
By the way, as alternate delegate to the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (Copur), Betsmara Cruz was also left with 27 votes.