Alex is originally from Romania, he started swimming in 1970 in Romania. He won the national title in the 50, 100, and 200 Breaststroke, several times in 200 IM and broke more than 300 National records in these events. He participated in two European Championships, (Geneva, Oslo) Europe Cup and many more International meetings. In 1986 graduated from the Institute of Physical Education and Sports in Bucharest whit major in Physical Therapy, and minor in Swimming. He coached Age group swimming in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and worked full time PT. In1990 he moved to Plano, TX and has worked 13 years at Physiotherapy Ass. Alex is married and a father of two great kids, Andrea and Thomas, and 3 Chocolate Lab dogs.