Name: Anita Alvarez
Position: Senior National Team
Sport: Synchronized Swimming
Event(s): Solo, Duet, Team
Height: 5'8
DOB: 12/2/1996
Birthplace: Kenmore, N.Y.
Hometown: Kenmore, N.Y.
High School: U.S. Performance Academy
Team/Club: The Town of Tonawanda Aquettes
Coach(es): Joanne Wright, Jill Wright, Karen Alvarez (Club) Andrea Fuentes, Reem Abdalazem (National Team)
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 9th (Duet)
World Championship Experience
  • 2015 - Team and Duet (member and finalist)
  • 2017- Team and Duet (member and finalist)
  • 2019- Team, Duet and Solo (member and finalist)
  • 2014- FINA Junior World Championship Team and duet (member and finalist)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021: FINA Artistic Swimming Virtual World Series USA: 2nd (Free Solo), 1st (Duet Tech), 1st (Duet Free), 1st (Team Free), 1st (Highlight Free)
  • 2020 French Open: 1st (Free Solo), 3rd (Tech Duet), 3rd (Free Duet), 2nd (Tech Team)
  • 2019: USA Synchro Athlete of the Year
  • 2018: China Open, 3rd (Duet Tech); 3rd (Duet Free)
  • 2017: China Open- 1st (Solo Tech); 2nd (Duet Tech&Free)
  • 2016: USA Synchro Athlete of the Year
  • 2016: 27th German Open, 3rd (Duet); French Open, 3rd (Duet)
  • 2015: US Nationals, 1st (Team); French Open, 6th (Duet)
  • 2014: US Open- 1st (Duet), 1st (Team); Brazil Open- 7th (Duet); French Open- 11th (Duet); East Zone Athlete of the Year
  • 2013: UANA Pan American Championships, 1st (Team)
  • 2012: US Junior Nationals, 12th (Solo), 15th (Figures); US Age Group Nationals, 1st (Solo), 1st (Figures), 2nd (Duet)
  • 2011: US Age Group Nationals, 3rd (Solo), 4th (Figures), 1st (Duet), 2nd (Team)
  • 2010: US Age Group Nationals, 1st (Team), 9th (Solo)
  • 2019: Pan American Games 2x Bronze Medal (Team and Duet)
  • 2015: Pan American Games Bronze Medal (Team)
Personal: She rode the elevator with Michael Phelps two times....She stepped on Michelle Obama's foot when she hugged her on a visit to the White House....She has put a nose clip on John Legend....Competed in 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials as a 14 year old, and she was there for 11:11 on 11/11/11....Her mom competed in the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials with her duet and placed 7th....Her grandpa was in charge of all the off ice officials in the 1980 Olympic Games, and he was the time keeper of the 'Miracle on Ice' hockey game in Lake Placid, NY....Her dad has coached two Olympians but not in the sports they became Olympians in.