alejandro alvizuri, a life of accomplishments!

Alejandro Alvizuri is a former nationally- and internationally-ranked swimmer. As a member of the Peruvian National Team, he represented his country a total of 14 times.  He has participated in three Olympic Games, a World Championship, and has earned a bronze medal in the Pan American Games (the second medal in the history of Peru in swimming).  After earning this medal, Alejandro was recognized at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, where his name is listed with others in a trophy case called "Cabeza de Palanque".  This trophy names Latin American swimmers that have reached certain international level based on their achievements.

In addition, Alejandro has earned a total of 14 South American Championship medals, from which he has won 5 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze.  He has also competed in one Bolivarian Game as well as one Pacific Cup, where he received a combined total of 8 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze medal. In his native Peru, he has broken a total of 22 national records in different events, and still retains the national records in the 100 and 200 backstroke - since 1984! Because of all these accomplishments, Alejandro has been named "Swimmer of the Year" by various Peruvian organizations throughout his swimming career, and considered one of the finest Peruvian swimmers in the history of Perú.

While in his teens, Alejandro was recruited by the University of Michigan varsity team. There, he became a four-time letter winner, became Big Ten champion in several occasions, and earned All American status four times.  He is also a former U of M and Big Ten record holder in several events, being co-captain of the swim team his senior year. After retiring from swimming, Alejandro has also been a public speaker at different organizations for motivational purposes. His audiences have ranged from athletes at the club and camp level, and have included officials and participants at National and International Olympic Academies.

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