Born on April 7, 1983, in Valls, Spain, Andrea Fuentes Fache is a Spanish retired synchronized swimmer.
With four Olympic, 16 World Championship, and 11 European Championship medals, she is the most decorated swimmer in the history of the Spanish national team.
Alongside Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and Mireia Belmonte, her four Olympic medals also make her the most decorated Spanish female Olympian of all time.
Working alongside Reem Abdalazem, Andrea is currently the USA senior national team head coach.
Andrea and Reem have a pre-established work relationship, having worked together in synchro for four years.
During the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest in June 2022 in which the USA team was competing, Andrea was poolside coaching.
Artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez sank to the bottom of the pool after she fainted and Andrea dove in to bring her to the surface.
Medical checks after the rescue showed that Alvarez had apparently recovered and planned on continuing to compete.
Speaking about the incident on Spanish Radio, Andrea Fuentes revealed that Alvarez fainted due to the effort expended during her routine. “She only had water in her lungs, once she started breathing again everything was OK,” she said. “It felt like a whole hour.
Andrea Fuentes Siblings: Who Was Her Sister Tina Fuentes And Cause Of Death
Andrea Fuentes’ sister Tina Fuentes Fache was a Spanish synchronized swimmer who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the women’s team.
At the World Aquatics Championships, Tina won two silver and three bronze medals; a silver in the 2005 team free routine combination and the 2007 team free routine, and bronzes in 2005 in the team and team free routine combination as well as in 2007 in team technical routine.
At the European Championships Tina won five medals, highlighted by a gold in the 2004 team free routine combination.
She was born on August 16, 1984, and died on August 24, 2018, in Catalonia, Spain, at the age of 34 after a long battle with cancer.