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This was the rescue of swimmer Anita Álvarez

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Swimmer Anita Álvarez begins her practice session during a test at the World Aquatics Championships.

In the end he loses consciousness and sinks to the bottom of the 2.7 meter deep Olympic pool.

Swimmer Anita Álvarez begins her practice session during a test at the World Aquatics Championships.

In the end he loses consciousness and sinks to the bottom of the 2.7 meter deep Olympic pool.

Swimmer Anita Álvarez begins her practice session during a test at the World Aquatics Championships.

In the end he loses consciousness and sinks to the bottom of the 2.7 meter deep Olympic pool.

The drama momentarily skimmed over the World Swimming Championships, which are being held in Budapest these days. But the tragedy was averted thanks to the intervention of an unexpected heroine. Former Spanish swimmer Andrea Fuentes rescued her student Anita Álvarez, who passed out at the end of her practice session in the free solo artistic swimming final and went unconscious to the bottom of the pool. A maneuver that, according to the coach, lasted about a minute and during which she encountered various difficulties.


Trainer

Andrea Fuentes

approximate location

of Lifeguard

Andrea Fuentes reacts quickly when she sees that the lifeguards didn’t jump in the water and jumps into the pool disguised as a street.

The former Olympic swimmer swims 2.7 meters deep at full speed and reaches Anita in just a few seconds.

Trainer

Andrea Fuentes

approximate location

of Lifeguard

Andrea Fuentes reacts quickly when she sees that the lifeguards didn’t jump in the water and jumps into the pool disguised as a street.

The former Olympic swimmer swims 2.7 meters deep at full speed and reaches Anita in just a few seconds.

Trainer

Andrea Fuentes

approximate location

of Lifeguard

Andrea Fuentes reacts quickly when she sees that the lifeguards didn’t jump in the water and jumps into the pool disguised as a street

The former Olympic swimmer swims 2.7 meters deep at full speed and reaches Anita in just a few seconds.

The lifeguard has to start from the other side of the pool as the sides of the fence are occupied by the TV cameras and all their footage. When he arrives, Fuentes has already taken the swimmer outside.


Finally one of the lifeguards reaches the swimmers and in 25 seconds they manage to get Anita Álvarez to the curb and get her out of the water.

Finally one of the lifeguards reaches the swimmers and in 25 seconds they manage to get Anita Álvarez to the curb and get her out of the water.

Finally one of the lifeguards reaches the swimmers and in 25 seconds they manage to get Anita Álvarez to the curb and get her out of the water.

Álvarez is still not breathing and his coach is struggling to open his jaw and keep his head to one side while the lifeguard flips him onto his back. Fuentes admits that the lifeguard comes to weigh down the maneuver and that when they arrive with the toilets waiting at the edge of the pool, they turn his head upside down again. After two minutes, the coach says, Álvarez expels the water and breathes again. His life was saved.

In such a stressful situation, Álvarez's jaw muscles tightened, making it difficult for him to open his mouth so that he expelled water and breathed.
In such a stressful situation, Álvarez’s jaw muscles tightened, making it difficult for him to open his mouth so that he expelled water and breathed.AP

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