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US artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez’s coach reportedly jumped into action on Wednesday when an athlete fainted while performing at the World Championships.

Coach Andrea Fuentes entered the pool with all his clothes and caught Alvarez sinking to the bottom of the pool. Alvarez did not breathe as she led her swimmer towards the pool with the help of another man.

Coach Andrea Fuentes (R) rescues US's Anita Alvarez (L) from the bottom of the pool after winning the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on June 22, 2022.

Coach Andrea Fuentes (R) rescues US’s Anita Alvarez (L) from the bottom of the pool after winning the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on June 22, 2022.
(Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP via Getty Images)

Alvarez has just finished his solo free event at a competition in Budapest.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday night, Alvarez described Fuentes as “the best performer”, “she overcame her limitations and she found them.”

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Anita Alvarez of the United States received medical assistance in the women's solo free final at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on June 22, 2022.

Anita Alvarez of the United States received medical assistance in the women’s solo free final at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on June 22, 2022.
(REUTERS / Lisa Lutner)

The coach noted that athletes sometimes are unable to complete their races in running and cycling. “Our sport is also very difficult.”

According to The Guardian, Alvarez plans to compete in the team event on Friday.

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Anita Alvarez from the US received medical help in the women's solo free final.

Anita Alvarez from the US received medical help in the women’s solo free final.
(REUTERS / Lisa Lutner)

“It’s a big scare,” Fuentes told the Spanish newspaper Marca. “I’m afraid she’s not breathing, but now she’s doing very well.”

Anita Alvarez from the US performed at the Women's Solo Free Preliminary at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Anita Alvarez from the US performed at the Women’s Solo Free Preliminary at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
(REUTERS / Morton Monas)

Alvarez is competing in her third World Championship and it is reported that Fuentes entered the competition pool once when she fainted.

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“I’m seen this happen to her before,” her mother told WIVB-TV after seeing Alvarez faint during Olympic qualifying a year ago. However, she never competed. I knew right away. In their final point, I can say something. ”