American Anita Alvarez lost consciousness in the Budapest basin while performing her synchronized swimming solo. She was rescued by her coach, who dived to bring her to the surface.

The image is both beautiful, surreal, and somewhat disturbing. We see Andrea Fuentes, one of the coaches of the American synchronized swimming team, diving to the bottom of the Budapest basin to rescue a swimmer, Anita Alvarez, who was lying unconscious after fainting.

This is the second time such a mishap has happened to the 25-year-old American. This is probably why his coach, a quadruple Olympic medalist with Spain, was the quickest to react.

“I jumped into the water again because I saw that no one, not a lifeguard, was jumping in. I was a little scared because she wasn’t breathing, but now she’s fine. She must rest. It was a good scare, to be honest”Andrea Fuentes told Marca.

The U.S. Synchronized Swimming Team has reported on Alvarez, whose participation in Friday’s team event is understandably on hold. “Anita suffered another medical emergency, similar to last year in qualifying, at the end of her swim. We will report further on Anita when she has had a chance to rest and be fully assessed by medical staff. »