Alexander Polizzi was born in 1988, in the Australian town of Warrandyte, Victoria. He grew up playing Australian Rules football (AFL) and by age 13 left the iconic Australian team sports of football and cricket discovering swimming.
Alex flourished becoming one of Australia's best junior butterfly swimmers recording a personal best of 1:58.56 in the grueling 200 meters butterfly.
Then in 2006, Alex switched his attention to university studies gaining a bachelor degree in multimedia design following up with a 5-year career, as an art director at various advertising agencies.
By 2014, Alex dabbled in multi-sport racing including the Marysville to Melbourne finishing a competitive 2nd. His interest in endurance sport led Alexander to Long Course Triathlon as a hobby.
In 2015 he had won the Overall Australian Age Group Long Course National Title in Port Macquarie gaining his professional license.
Since Alex has gone on to become one of the fastest swimmers on the professional circuit, constantly placing in the top 3 at any event and also finishing 32nd in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2019