Print Story How to drown yourself in a hotel pool.
By Gully Foyle (Sat Jun 03, 2006 at 01:25:56 PM EST) apnea, blackout, freediving cowwqas (all tags)
I'm having my shoulders massaged by a beautiful woman. An amalgam of every girl I ever fancied is working the knots out of my back and shoulders, and I'm not enjoying it. I'm not enjoying it, and I can't work out why. There's something vaguely annoying, nagging at the corners of my mind. Suddenly it dawns on me "Holy shit! I'm breathing water!". I stand up and haul my head out of the water, taking one long painful breath. Acting of its own accord, my body hauls itself out of the pool as I get my bearings, and try to work out what's going on. "Was I asleep? Was I dreaming that woman?" It's not until I've been in the changing room getting my head together for 5 minutes that I remember anything clearly, and realise the utter stupidity of what I just did.

(Cross posted from with some edits. They're the freediving forum, but I think the story works here too).

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