15-year-old swimmer dies after boat strikes her in the Ozarks, Missouri officials say

A 15-year-old girl died and another teen was injured after a pontoon boat struck them at Table Rock Lake in the Ozarks, Missouri police say. The incident happened around , at Breezy Point. The teenagers were swimming when they were struck by the boat, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The boat then struck … Read more

US swimmer Ress endures elation, shock, relief at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Elation, devastation, relief and shock. United States swimmer Justin Ress went through all the emotions after winning his first individual gold medal on the last day of racing at the world swimming championships on Saturday. As quick as he won the men’s 50-meter backstroke final — 24.12 seconds — it seemed … Read more

Olympic Swimmer Speaks Out After Hero Coach Saves Her from Drowning Mid-Competition: ‘So Grateful’

Anita Alvarez’s bond with coach Andrea Fuentes has gotten even stronger. The 25-year-old Team USA artistic swimmer spoke on Friday about the gratitude she feels to her coach. Fuentess during the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Wednesday, when she fainted in the water following her performance in the women’s solo free routine … Read more

US coach makes dramatic rescue of artistic swimmer at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Andrea Fuentes prevented a tragedy at the swimming world championships with her quick reaction. The United States coach knew something was wrong when she saw artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez sink motionless to the bottom of the pool during a solo free routine on Wednesday. The fully clothed Fuentes dived in. She … Read more

U.S. Swimmer Anita Alvarez Blacks Out Underwater At World Championships, Saved By Coach

U.S. artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez fainted underwater Wednesday at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest and was rescued by her coach. (See the images below.) Alvarez was performing her routine in the solo free final when she lost consciousness and sank to the bottom of the pool, . U.S. coach Andrea Fuentes told the … Read more