Alex is an over-achiever. She always gets what she wants, and now she wants to earn selection for the Olympics. ALEX is the story of a young woman's quest against setbacks, intense rivalry and personal tragedy to win selection for the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.
Alex Archer is not like other girls her age. She's tall, she's talented and she's headstrong. She's also a winner who finds the courage to be a champion.
A few months ago it was certain she would win. But now a stranger has arrived to challenge her and for the first time in her life Alex has been beaten.
Alex has always been an over-acheiver - the best in dance, in drama,
in hockey, in music, in fact the best in anything she wanted to be. She's always number one. But slowly the pressures of growing up, ambition, of falling in love are affecting her. And now she is challenged in the pool... To have any hope of winning this final race she'll have to put everything aside.