CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago high school swimmer who almost died from an undiagnosed heart condition wants more people to learn CPR after it saved her life.
About two weeks ago, Claire Luning, who just started her junior year, passed out in the pool during swim team practice.READ MORE: Anxiety, Then Relief At South Side Shoeshine Shop As Guilty Verdict Is Read Against Derek Chauvin In Death Of George Floyd
“I kind of went fuzzy, and then I don’t really remember what was going on, and I remember grabbing onto the lane line, and people saying my name,” she said.
Her coach, Mack Varilla, said he could tell something was very wrong.
“Instantly, I noticed her skin was flesh pale, eyes wide open, no signs of breathing,” he said.