US Swimmer Dramatic Rescue by Coach From Bottom of Pool

US Swimmer Alvarez’s dramatic rescue from the bottom of the pool by Team USA’s head coach after she fainted at Budapest’s World Aquatics Championship was captured on video. During the solo free final on Wednesday night, Andrea Fuentes jumped in to save Alvarez, who had fallen to the bottom of the pool and was not breathing.

“It was a big scare. I had to jump in because the lifeguards weren’t doing it,” Fuentes was reported as saying by the Spanish newspaper Marca.” To help Alvarez, Fuentes dove to the bottom of the pool wearing only a T-shirt and shorts. He then dragged him to the surface, where he was helped to the pool’s edge.

“I was scared because I saw she wasn’t breathing, but now she is doing very well,” said Fuentes, a four-time Olympic artistic swimming medallist. On a stretcher, Alvarez was transported to the pool’s medical facility in Kenmore, NY, where teammates and spectators appeared to be in disbelief, with some weeping and consoling one another.

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“It was very intense,” Andrea Fuentes told AS newspaper. “I think she was at least two minutes without breathing because her lungs were full of water.” “But we were able to take her to a good place, she vomited the water, coughed and that was it, but it was a big scare.”

Lifeguards Stunned

During the 10 days of competition at the Aquatic World Championships, Fuentes criticized the lifeguards for their sluggish response time. “When I saw her sinking, I looked at the rescuers, but I saw that they were stunned. They didn’t react,” Fuentes was reported as saying by the newspaper.

“I thought, ‘Will you jump in now?’ My reflexes kicked in quickly. I’m like that, I can’t just stare. “I didn’t overthink it, I jumped. I think it was the craziest and fastest free-dive I’ve ever done in my career.” “I picked her up and lifted her, obviously she was heavy, it wasn’t easy.”

US Swimmer Dramatic Rescue From Bottom of Pool
US Swimmer Dramatic Rescue From Bottom of Pool

In her third World Championships, 25-year-old Alvarez passed out in the competition. During an Olympic qualifier in Barcelona last year, she had a similar reaction. Alvarez had fainted owing to the effort put forth by the USA artistic team during the routine, according to a statement shared on social media by Fuentes.

“Anita is okay, the doctors checked all vitals and everything is normal: heart rate, oxygen, sugar levels, blood pressure,” Fuentes said in the statement. “We sometimes forget that this happens in other high-endurance sports. Marathon, cycling, cross country … we all have seen images, where some athletes don’t make it to the finish line and others, help them to get there,” she added.

“Our sport is no different than others, just in a pool, we push through limits and sometimes we find them. Anita feels good now and the doctors also say she is OK. “Tomorrow she will rest all day and will decide with the doctor if she can swim free team finals or not. Thank you for all of your well wishes for Anita.” Stay tuned with us only on Lee Daily

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