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US coach makes dramatic rescue of artistic swimmer at worlds

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BUDAPEST, Hungary - Andrea Fuentes prevented a tragedy at the swimming world championships with her quick reaction.
The United States coach knew something was wrong when she saw artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez sink motionless to the bottom of the pool during a solo free routine on Wednesday.
The fully clothed Fuentes dived in. She swam to the unresponsive Alvarez, put her arms around her, and lifted her to the water's surface, where another person helped get her out of the pool.
Alvarez, a two-time Olympian, had fainted.
“It was her best performance ever, she just pushed through her limits...
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U.S. Swimmer Anita Alvarez Blacks Out Underwater At World Championships, Saved By Coach

U.S. Swimmer Anita Alvarez Blacks Out Underwater At World Championships, Saved By Coach

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Team USA coach Anita Fuentes said lifeguards didn't react, so she jumped in to rescue the unconscious athlete at the bottom of the pool.
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U.S. coach stages dramatic rescue after swimmer faints in pool during world championships

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Team USA Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was rescued by her coach after she appeared to faint in the water during the world championships in Budapest on Wednesday.
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American Swimmer Is Rescued After Fainting During World Championships

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Anita Alvarez, an American artistic swimmer, lost consciousness while performing her solo routine in Budapest. She was “fine” afterward, her coach said.
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Swimmer dramatically saved by coach after passing out underwater

Swimmer dramatically saved by coach after passing out underwater

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Andrea Fuentes came to the rescue of US synchronized swimmer Anita Alvarez
US synchronized swimmer Anita Alvarez was rescued from the bottom of the pool by coach Andrea Fuentes after fainting during her routine at the World Championships in Budapest.
Alvarez was performing in the final of the solo free event on Wednesday when she lost consciousness and began sinking.
As the 25-year-old's body lay limply in the water, the fully clothed Fuentes spotted the danger and dived in to rescue the swimmer, dragging her body to the surface before a man said to be lifeguard also rushed to her...
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