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Anita Alvarez

Anita Alvarez
Synchronized Swimming USA

Anita Alvarez

Anita Alvarez
  • Birth date 12/02/1996
  • Birthplace Amherst, New York
  • Hometown Buffalo, New York
  • Residence Concord, California
  • Height/Weight 5'7"/ 112 lbs

Biography

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.
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Getting to know Anita Alvarez

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Started swimming at age 5 at a program where her mother was the head coach

2

Lived with a host family in Calif. in order to train with the USA Junior National Synchro Team

3

During her final year as a high school competitive swimmer, won every individual race she entered

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