Photos captured the moment a coach dove to the bottom of a pool to rescue a swimmer who fainted at the World Aquatics Championships

A member of Team USA (R) recovers USA's Anita Alvarez (L), from the bottom of the pool during an incendent in the women's solo free artistic swimming finals, during the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships at the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex in Budapest on June 22, 2022.

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Coach Andrea Fuentes lifting Anita Alvarez from the bottom of the competition pool.OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images

  • Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez fainted while competing at the World Aquatics Championships.

  • Her coach, Andrea Fuentes, jumped in the pool to save her because “the lifeguards weren’t doing it.”

  • Fuentes said that Alvarez is now “doing very well,” and may still compete in an upcoming team event.

American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was dramatically rescued after she fainted while…