Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was drastically rescued from the bottom of the pool by her coach after fainting at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Wednesday.

Andrea Fuentes leaped in to rescues Team USA’s Alvarez, who had sunk to the bottom of the pool and was not breathing after completing her routine during Wednesday night’s solo free final.

Fuentes, dressed in shorts and a T-shirt, dived to the bottom of the pool and dragged Alvarez to the surface before being assisted to get the stricken swimmer to the edge of the pool.

The US swim team later released a statement saying that Alvarez was doing well.

Fuentes, a four-time Olympic medalist, told Spanish radio that Alvarez had fainted due to the effort expended during the routine.