I’ve always loved swimming laps for exercise. I was on the swim team in high school but at that point I was only dealing with very minor absence seizures and swimming was safe and fun. Recently (approximately 25 years after high school) I decided I would like to try swimming again. I wanted to be safe so I brought my mom with me to the pool as my own personal lifeguard. One day I thought I felt an aura but I wasn’t sure so I kept swimming. Next thing I knew, I was in the ambulance. My mom, age 70, saw me have a seizure while swimming and jumped into the pool to save me from drowning. Multiple things were going through my mind for the next couple of weeks. I was scared that I could have easily died through drowning. Also, the guilt that my moms life was at risk because of my stupid decision to keep on swimming. That aura I felt should have been enough to get me out of the pool. If you feel an aura, or even think you do…get out!