Ten.
My heart thuds rapidly as stagnant air burns my lungs.

Nine.
Breath held for an eternity. Can’t last much longer…

Eight.
Five minutes down. Only seconds left to go.

Seven.
Growing light headed. Must not give in…

Six.
I can do this… Buzzer sounds.

Five.
Yes! Swimming frantically upward now.

Four.
Fighting against the waves.

Three.
Finally breaking through!

Two.
Gasps! Relief!

One.
Success!

Zero.

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