How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?

United States
November 11, 2008 7:44am CST
This may sound funny, but how long can you hold your breath? Have you ever tried it? My son and I play the game of who can hold their breath the longest. Underwater swimmers frequently have to hold their breath when swimming. Can you think of any other instances where you may have to hold your breath?
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@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
11 Nov 08
Hi venus! I think I can only hold my breath for 30 seconds or maybe a bit more and I have tried it in swimming. The other thing I could think of holding my breath is when I smell something so bad and I have to close my mouth and hold my nose, lol!
@cream97 (29152)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I can hold my breath for at least 23 seconds.. If I go any longer I feel like I am about to lose my breath..