Alvizuri has a long history of accomplishments in South American Championships and Games. Between 1983 and 1992, Alejandro earned a total of 14 South American Championship medals, from which he has won gold five times.
While a varsity swimmer at The University of Michigan, Alejandro became a four-time All American, and a four-time Letter winner at Michigan. He is also a former U of M and Big Ten record holder in several events, being co-captain of the Michigan team his senior year.
At the 1992 Olympics, he set for the last timePeru Records in the 100 and 200 backstrokes (57.72 and 2:03.10). As of 2012, both are still the national records.