Parts of this interview were used in “Lisa Andersen: Against the Tide,” by Matt Warshaw; the article was published in the March, 1996, issue of Live! magazine. Andersen was 26 when the interview took place, with a two-year-old daughter. A few months later she won the third of her four straight world titles.
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You grew up in Virginia?
Partly. We moved a lot. I went to like five different schools as a kid. When we moved to Ormond Beach I was devastated. I hated my parents for about thr...