Coach on Drama As Swimmer Passes Out In Pool At World Championships: "Two Minutes Without Breathing"

Anita Alvarez fainted and tumbled to the bottom of the pool at the world championships . She went at least two minutes without breathing, according to coach Andrea Fuentes .

Anita Alvarez, an artistic swimmer who fainted and tumbled to the bottom of the pool at the world championships, went at least two minutes without breathing, according to coach Andrea Fuentes, a four-time Olympic artistic swimming medalist.She said the swimmers' heart was beating.Fuentes said that the 25-year-old had sunk to the bottom of the pool after fainting while competing on Wednesday nights' solo free final in Budapest, but that it was also a big shock, as local organisers and the sports governing body were threatened because lifeguards were accused of not responding quickly enough to the incident.It's normal to think about breathing once you've finished, but she was going down.Fuentes, dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, sank to the bottom of the pool and pulled Alvarez to the ground.

I looked at the rescuers as she was sinking, but I noticed that they were shocked.They didnt intervene.I thought, Will you jump in now?Alvarez fainted as a result of the effort expended during the routine, according to a statement released by the USA artistic team on Thursday morning.In a statement, FINA said that staff and a spokeswoman for the US squad were in close contact with Anita Alvarez, who fainted during the solo free final of the artistic swimming once last year, and that they always push through limits and find them.Because of the law, the local lifeguards, who are alerted to the danger, would jump into the pool and help the American competitor get out of the pool.

Alvarez is scheduled to compete in theTeam Free Final on Friday.Both our team doctor and event medical staff have thoroughly evaluated her.Jacobs said she only has one final event left to attend the 2022 World Championships, and if she is fit, she will decide whether or not she wants to compete tomorrow.