As a kid, I was happy to swim in any body of water that I could get wet. I didn't care if it was a cattle tank, a muddy creek, ponds, springs or rivers. If it was water and deep enough to swim, we swam.
Summer was always about swinging from ropes over the water before dropping into the refreshing water. Later I would cliff dive, at Edge Falls or sometimes at Windy Point, Lake Travis, Texas. There was even an abandon rock quarry off Barker Road in Austin, Texas that I would head too for some cool cliff diving.
However, swimming wasn't always about cliffs as often we would ride inter tubes down the many rivers like the San Marcos, Nueces, Frio and Guadalupe.
Great swimming holes along the Pedernales near Dripping Springs, Texas or along the Blanco and Llano Rivers.
I even learned to scuba dive and did the Blue Hole in Guam, Porto Bello and one day, dove the pacific, Gatun Lake and the Caribbean all in one day though that was in Panama where the distance is merely fifty miles from one side to the other.
Some great places I swam was Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Pagsanjan Falls in the Philippines and even view Tequendama Falls, on the Bogota River, Columbia.
However, my favorite was Edge Falls http://www.americancowboy.com/blogs...iming-hole
What is your favorite swimming hole?