U.S. coach recounts her dramatic rescue of Anita Alvarez after swimmer fainted in pool

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Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez went “at least two minutes without breathing” after she fainted and dropped to the bottom of the pool at the world championships, according to the quick-thinking coach who saved her life.

“I think she was at least two minutes without breathing because her lungs were full of water,” coach Andrea Fuentes, a four-time Olympic artistic swimming medalist, said, adding that the swimmer’s heart was beating.

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