Advertisement

Heroic coach saved a U.S. artistic swimmer, who fainted in the pool mid-competition

Editor’s note: Readers may find some of the photos in this story upsetting.

Two-time U.S. Olympian Anita Alvarez may have pushed herself a little too hard Wednesday at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.

In the midst of what head coach Andrea Fuentes called Alvarez’s “best performance ever,” the artistic swimmer fainted and sank to the bottom of the pool during her solo free routine. That’s when Fuentes jumped into hero mode, diving into the water fully clothed to rescue Alvarez before tragedy could strike.

Fuentes took to Instagram after the competition to say Alvarez was doing OK after being evaluated by doctors and to remind people that this type of thing happens in high-endurance sports. But the pictures remain terrifying.

Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

“Anita’s solo was so good too, it was her best performance ever, she just pushed through her limits and she found them,” Fuentes said on Instagram. “But Anita is ok and the doctors also said she is fine.”

USA Artistic swimming said Alvarez will continue to be monitored before it’s determined whether she can compete in the free team final on Friday.

More Stories

Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain live stream, TV channel, time, lineups, how to watch Champions League

Benfica will meet Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League action in Group H on Wednesday from the Estadio da Luz.
Benfica is coming off a 2-1 win over Juventus to pick up the second win of their campaign as they look to stay perfect today. Meanwhile, PSG comes into today's matchup with a 2-0 record as well as they look to make it three in a row with a win against a tough Benfica squad.
This will be a great day of Champions League soccer, here is everything you need to know to watch and stream the action:
Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain

...

Read the full article

From The WebAds by Zergnet

Watch FC Barcelona vs. RC Celta de Vigo Online: Live Stream, Start Time

The upcoming game between FC Barcelona and RC Celta de Vigo will take place at Camp Nou in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday, October 9, kicking off at 3:00 PM ET.Barcelona's last game was a 1-0 loss away from home to Inter Milan, taking eight shots and outshooting Inter Milan by three. Ousmane Dembele took three shots for goalless Barcelona in its match against Inter Milan.Celta de Vigo took down Real Betis 1-0 at home in its most recent game on October 2, outshooting Real Betis 10 to nine. Gabriel Veiga recorded his team's only goal in the match.Before this...

Read the full article

How to Watch Lille OSC vs. RC Lens: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time

Two of the top goal-scorers in Ligue 1 go head-to-head when Jonathan David's Lille OSC hosts Florian Sotoca's RC Lens on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Stade Pierre Mauroy beginning at 2:45 PM ET. David is third with six goals and Sotoca has scored six goals to rank third.Lille picked up a loss in its last contest 2-1 against FC Lorient away from home on October 2. Lille fell short despite outshooting their opponents 21 to six. Lille was led by David, who picked up his side's lone goal against FC Lorient.RC Lens claimed a 1-0 home win against...

Read the full article
More Swimming