Lisa Alexander

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Lisa Alexander
Personal information
Born (1968-09-22) September 22, 1968 (age 49)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sport Swimming
Strokes Synchronised swimming

Lisa Alexander (born September 22, 1968) was a Canadian competitor in synchronised swimming and Olympic medalist.


Born in Toronto, Ontario, Alexander began synchronized swimming at age eight.[1] She had success in solo, duet and team events. Her original duet partner was Kathy Glen, with whom she would win a bronze medal at the 1991 World Aquatics Championships in Perth.[2] Her second duet partner was Erin Woodley they would win gold at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, where Alexander would also win a gold in the solo event.[3] At the 1994 World Aquatics Championships she would bring home three medals, a silver in team, a bronze in solo and a silver in duet.[2] She and Woodley would then go on to win a silver medal in duet at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina.[4] Alexander's most notable achievement was being team captain of Canadian team that received a silver medal in team event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[5]

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Alexander was President of the Mississauga Sports Council and coached future Olympians at the Etobicoke Olympium.


Alexander was Ontario's Female Athlete of the Year in 1995.[1] Alexander was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "ALEXANDER, Lisa". Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "World Swimming Championships". Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Lisa swims out of the shadow" (PDF). Retrieved 28 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Pan American Games - Swimming and Diving". Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "1996 Summer Olympics – Atlanta, United States – Synchronized Swimming" Archived 2008-08-22 at the Wayback Machine. – (Retrieved on April 27, 2008)

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