Name: Anita Alvarez
Sport: Synchronized Swimming
DOB: 12/2/1996
Birthplace: Amherst, N.Y.
Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 9th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 - team tech 10th, team free 12th, duet tech 12th, duet free 11th
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018: Japan Open, 10th (Duet Tech); 11th (Duet Free)
  • 2018: China Open, 3rd (Duet Tech); 3rd (Duet Free)
  • 2016: 27th German Open, 3rd (Duet); French Open, 3rd (Duet)
  • 2015: FINA World Championships, 10th (Team Tech), 12th (Team Free), 11th (Duet Free), 12th (Duet Tech); Pan Am Games, 3rd (Team); US Nationals, 1st (Team); French Open, 6th (Duet)
  • 2014: Junior World Championships (Team and Duet); 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); US Junior Nationals, 12th (Solo), 15th (Figures)
  • 2012: US Junior Nationals, 12th (Solo), 15th (Figures); US Age Group Nationals, 1st (Solo), 1st (Figures), 2nd (Duet)
  • 2011: US Junior Nationals, 21st (Solo), 49th (Figures); US Age Group Nationals, 3rd (Solo), 4th (Figures), 1st (Duet), 2nd (Team)
  • 2010: US Age Group Nationals, 9th (Solo), 31st (Figures)
  • 2008: US Age Group Nationals, 7th (Solo), 9th (Figures), 8th (Team)
  • 2007: US Age Group Nationals, 12th (Solo), 19th (Figures), 4th (Trio)
Personal: Daughter of David and Karen Alvarez...Has a younger brother, Thomas...Her mother was a synchronized swimmer throughout college, and has been coaching for 30 years...Her favorite foods are ice cream and bubble tea...Her athletic role model is Abby Wambach, and cites her as the “perfect example of a true champion.”...She won the Presidential Gold Award, an award that rewards academic excellence