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Anita Alvarez back with Team USA after dramatic pool faint

Team USA creative swimmer Anita Alvarez was back poolside with her teammates Friday, after fainting within the water and sinking towards the underside this week.

Alvarez, 25 — a two-time Olympian and New York native — was proven in photographs grinning and hugging teammates on the World Aquatic Championship in Budapest.

Alvarez apparently wasn’t able to make a splash after her well being scare, as she stood sidelined in a USA T-shirt subsequent to suited-up swimmers.

On Wednesday, the swimmer’s head coach, Andrea Fuentes, 39, dove right into a pool totally clothed to rescue her after she went unconscious and started sinking.

Alvarez wasn’t respiratory when Fuentes pulled her to the floor, however she shortly coughed up water and started sucking in oxygen.

“I am okay and healthy!” Alvarez wrote on Instagram after the horrifying plunge.

“I appreciate all of the messages of support and hope everyone can respect that my team and I still have two more days of competition to be focused on here in Budapest.”

USA's Anita Alvarez (L) watches her teammates following the women's team free artistic swimming finals during the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships at the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex in Budapest on June 24, 2022.
US swimmer Anita Alvarez, left, joined her teammates Friday.
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USA's Anita Alvarez (R) hugs her teammates following the women's team free artistic swimming finals during the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships at the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex in Budapest on June 24, 2022.
Alvarez stood on the sidelines in a USA T-shirt subsequent to her suited-up teammates.
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USA's Anita Alvarez (R) congratulates her teammates following the women's team free artistic swimming finals during the Budapest 2022 World Aquatics Championships at the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex in Budapest on June 24, 2022.
Alvarez stated she is doing okay and that her vitals seem regular.
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Anita Alvarez of Team United States is attended to by medical staff following her Women's Solo Free Final performance on day six of the Budapest 2022 FINA World Championships at Alfred Hajos National Aquatics Complex on June 22, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary.
Alvarez wasn’t respiratory when she was pulled the floor initially after the scary incident.
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She added that she has “a job to finish,” whether or not that’s on the sidelines or within the water. 

Alvarez “started to feel a little bit of numbness in my fingers and then honestly, just kind of everything went black,” she told NBC News — although it wasn’t clear Friday what brought about her to faint.

In an announcement, Fuentes stated that Alvarez is “okay,” that medical doctors have “checked all vitals”  and that “everything is normal.”

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