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, Andrea Fuentes, Reem Abdalazem, Anna Voloshyna, Lara Teixeira
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Olympic Games (Rio), 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 World Series Super Final: 2nd (Free Solo), 4th (Duet Tech), 5th (Duet Free), 4th (Team Tech), 4th (Team Free)
  • 2021 FINA Artistic Swimming Virtual World Series USA: 2nd (Free Solo), 1st (Duet Tech), 1st (Duet Free), 1st (Team Free), 1st (Highlight Free)
  • 2021 FINA Artistic Swimming Virtual World Series Canada: 2nd (Free Solo), 1st (Duet Tech), 1st (Duet Free), 1st (Team 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.