CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa Director of Athletics David Harris has named Nick Lakin as the new head coach of the Panther women’s swimming and diving program.
Lakin has served as the head coach and program director for the Black Hawk Area Swim Team since 2003. He is a five-time Iowa Senior Coach of the Year, has developed more than 50 athletes who have competed at the collegiate level and has served on the Iowa Swim Coaches Association Board of Directors since 2004 and has been the president since 2014.
Lakin earned his bachelor’s degree in advertising at Marist College in 2002. He was a 10-time conference champion and a four-time conference all-academic selection as a swimming student-athlete. He captained the men’s team to a top-10 mid-major ranking and two conference titles.