Anita Alvarez competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics for Team USA at 19 years old. Today, Alvarez continues to swim with the Senior National Team, which is the highest level a synchronized swimmer can reach in the U.S. Although only 22, she rates as an elder among her teenaged teammates. And now, she has her eye toward making it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
PALO ALTO — The yellow and blue triangle flags separating the track and the field were motionless — it was windless for the first time that season. And on that night at the 1996 California State Championships, Michael Granville set the national high school record in the 800 meters at 1:46.45. His winning time remains unbroken 22 years later.