Anita Alvarez Coach: Who Is Andrea Fuentes?

Anita Alvarez is a Mexican-American artistic and synchronized swimmer who was born on 2 December 1996 in Amherst, New York.

She graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School. She turned professional after she graduated from High School.

Alvarez competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the women’s duet with Mariya Koroleva.

She also competed in Kazan at the 2015 World Championships and at the 2014 Junior World Championship.

Anita was a member of the USA Synchronized Swimming National Team. She represented the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

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Anita Alvarez
Anita Alvarez

She was adjudged the USA’s Artistic Swimming Athlete of the Year in 2021 and also USA Synchro Athlete of the Year in 2016 and 2019 with Mariya Koroleva.

At a point, Anita coached intramural swimming in Western New York.

Anita Alvarez Coach: Who Is Andrea Fuentes?

Born on April 7, 1983, in Valls, Spain, Andrea Fuentes Fache is a Spanish retired synchronized swimmer. Her sister was synchronized swimmer Tina Fuentes.

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.

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Alongside Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and Mireia Belmonte, her four Olympic medals also make her the most decorated Spanish female Olympian of all time.

Andrea Fuentes
Andrea Fuentes (Credit: Instagram)

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.

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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.