Allison Wager, an Army Brat and overseas alumnus, won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta in the 400m individual medley. Her win occurred on July 20, l996, her 19th birthday. She was a National Champion in 2000 and 2004. In 1993, at the age of 16, she broke the world record in the backstroke. It was one of the longest held records in Women’s swimming.

In an interview on NBC TV, she attributed her swimming success to her U.S. Army brat lifestyle. With every move, she could always count on swimming to be the same. She lived twice overseas.

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