I Almost Drowned!
"Bet you can't catch this!" I yelled to my dad. I launched it up super high, so high you could barely see the little speck in the sky. My dad then leaped backwards, and somehow the ball landed softly in his hands.
"Hash tag awesome!!!!" I yelled. My dad jumped into the air, pumping his fist. I never knew that an adult could feel so happy with himself for catching a hard pass.
"Did you see that!" My dad bragged cheerfully. "You have to admit, that was a pretty good catch."
"Yeah, I replied." It was really sunny out, and I needed a ton of sunscreen. The music was blaring on the speakers, with a beat that I never had heard before.
"Hey dad!" I started. "I'm going to go put some more sunscreen on my face." I started to walk back to the side of the pool, and as I walked by, I pretty much had to say, "Excuse me," or, "May I get through?" every step of the way. I couldn't even see the water I was going through.
Then, as I was nearing the edge, a big guy stepped back and literally knocked me off my feet into the air, and I hit someone's back before splashing into the water. People seemed to close in on the space, taking it up, and legs were all around me. Moving and sort of kicking me around. I felt the air slowly coming out of my lungs. It felt like I was going to die!
I realized that if I didn't take drastic measures, I wouldn't be able to get back to the surface. My chest was burning hard with no air. I finally kicked the leg next to me, hoping they would take notice. Sure enough, I thought I saw a face looking down at me. She moved a little bit, just giving me enough space to put my head up to get a breath of air.
I took in a large breath of air. I realized that I was only under for fifteen seconds, but it felt like forever. Air never felt so good to me.
I then said thanks to the lady who let my breathe and pushed myself up. Then I somehow stumbled out of the pool and put the sunscreen on.
I decided to just sit down and stay there until my head wasn't spinning anymore. My dad finally came over and sat down on a chair next to me. Or one that was taken but had no stuff on it because it was so packed.
"Are you okay?" My dad asked.
"Let's just say I was ten seconds away from death." I replied dizzily. "Let's just go home now. I don't feel so good."