Synchronized swimmer Anita Alvarez makes her Olympic debut in Rio alongside duet partner Mariya Koroleva. Before the duo marches out for a routine, one of Alvarez’s superstitions is to yawn without taking off her nose clip. And when she’s not practicing, she’s singing, even if she admits her voice isn’t very good.
07/29/2016 - 21:35
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Getting to know you facts:
Started swimming at age 5 at a program where her mother was the head coach
Lived with a host family in Calif. in order to train with the USA Junior National Synchro Team
During her final year as a high school competitive swimmer, won every individual race she entered