Watch: US Swimmer, Anita Alvarez Faints in the Pool, Rescued by Coach

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USA’s swimming team’s head coach Andrea Fuentes saved the life of Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez on Wednesday night by jumping into the pool and rescuing her.

Anita was practicing her routine in the pool during the solo free final at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. Suddenly she fainted and sank to the bottom of the pool. Luckily, her head coach noticed this. 

Andrea immediately jumped into the pool, dragged Anita to the surface, and saved her. Anita was not breathing at that time. Her lungs were filled with water. At last, she vomited the water, coughed, and became normal.

Watch Video: Some Moments of Anita Alvarez Fainting in the Pool, Rescued by Coach

Her teammates and fans were in shock by seeing all this.

Anita was taken to the pool’s medical center on a stretcher. As per reports, she is doing well now.

Andrea said that the lifeguards did not take any step, and she was quite upset about it. So she had to jump to save her life. She also said that she did not have the time to wear a swimming costume and jumped in shorts and a t-shirt.

The USA artistic team has released a statement on social media through Andrea’s account. The statement says that Anita fainted because she was tired due to her efforts in the routine. It also says that as per doctors, now she is fine, and all her vitals are normal.

Thursday will be the rest day for her, and after that, it will be decided if she can take part in the swim team finals or not.

Anita Alvarez is 25 years old and is from Kenmore, New York. She was appearing in her third World Championships.

Andrea has remained a four-time Olympic artistic swimming medallist. She is calling this rescue dive the craziest and the fastest free dive she has ever done in her career.

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