Coach Fuentes saved the life of American synchronized swimmer Alvarez during her World Cup performance
United States synchronized swimmer Anita Alvarez collapsed while performing at the FINA World Championships in Budapest. It is reported by As.
According to the source, the incident occurred during the finals of the free program of the soloists. Alvarez began to sink, after which the coach of the American team, Andrea Fuentes, jumped into the water, pulled the athlete to the surface and saved her life.
The coach said that she tried to call the rescuers, but they did not show due vigilance. In her opinion, Alvarez passed out from the strain. “Two minutes without breathing … There was a moment when I became really scared, and now the two of us are laughing,” Fuentes summed up.
Alvarez has been a member of Team USA since 2016. She represented the team at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics. The synchronized swimmer has two bronze medals at the Pan American Games.