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Way to Die #143
"Bad Laps"
Name of the death is a pun on "bad lapse"
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Let this be a lesson to all you fitness freaks. Take it slow... and easy... or you might wind up like Stu... dead in the water.
Date January 6, 2005
Location Crystal Lake, Illinois
Episode this death
was featured in
"Sor-Dead Affair"
"Snake du Jour"
"Cross Bown'd"

"Bad Laps", Way to Die #143, is the second death to be featured in "Sor-Dead Affair", which aired on February 29, 2012.


Sergeant Stu is a former drill sergeant turned swimming instructor for a women's swimming class. One of Stu's methods of torture was to double the temperature on the pool's heater, making the water incredibly hot. After his class complains, Stu challenges them to an endurance race, where if the women win, the class would be dismissed. Stu starts off at an early lead, but soon after, the women win after 20 laps. The women did not notice it, but Stu was floating dead in the water due to hyperthermia caused by his wetsuit trapping the pool's heat, leading to heart failure, sending the drill sergeant turned foolish swimming instructor to the hell he deserved.


  • Christopher Mitchell - Fitness Trainer
  • David Svoboda - EMT


  • Also called "Final Heat" on the Spike TV website.

Segment Nicknames

  • Final Heat (Spike TV)
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