VIDEO: Coach Saves Fainted US Swimmer Anita Alvarez from Underwater

One of the biggest scares of the FINA World Championships came during the artistic swimming free solo final. Anita Alvarez, an American being trained by Andrea Fuentes, a Spanish woman, passed out during an exercise and needed to be pulled to safety by both the coach, who dove into the water to do so, and a competition assistant.

Not the first time this has happened

According to the American squad, this is not the first time it has occurred to her. She experienced it during the qualifying trials the previous year. She is safe and will undergo testing in the coming days to determine what caused her second fainting episode in less than a year.
In an event won by Japan’s Yukiko Inui (95.3667), Ukraine’s Marta Fiedina (93.8000), and Greece’s Evangelia Platanioti (93.8000), Alvarez came in seventh place behind Spain’s Iris Tió, who was 19 years old at the time (91.7667).

The coach’s words

“I had to dive because the lifeguards chose not to since it was a nice scare. I was alarmed when I noticed she wasn’t breathing, but now that she’s feeling terrific and performing at her best, “said Andrea Fuentes, the artistic swimming team’s coach.

Fuentes’ experience in the pool in Budapest, Hungary, was unpleasant, and she later described it in detail to others.

“Anita is much better and at her best right now. To be honest, that gave me a nice scare. I dove back into the ocean when I noticed that neither a lifeguard nor anyone else was doing so. She wasn’t breathing, which made me a little concerned, but she is now well. He needs a nap. He will have a full day of rest the next day and be fine for the team final “,

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