A flashback to a swim-class drill
In the split second before Mareddy asked her son to help, she remembered a drill from his swim class.
“I saw him go to the bottom of the pool and collect rings and come up. That just flashed in my mind,” she said. “If he can go get three things while controlling his breath …”
The fifth-grader swam down, grabbed the man’s wrist and pulled him to the surface.
“Advaik understood the situation,” his mother said. “There was an emergency.”