Lisa Alexander

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

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

Career[edit]

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]

Other work[edit]

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

Honours[edit]

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]

References[edit]

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

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