(by SwimmingHoles.info)

Most accidents/drownings in natural swimming places are due to strong currents, diving and/or alcohol. Do not let carelessness or peer pressure get you into a situation you cannot deal with.

Each time you go, wade in gradually and check the current. Do not jump in until you have checked both the depth AND the current first. Look downstream - if the current is strong for a long distance or might pin you against a large object (e.g., bluff, large rock or downed tree) don't go in.

Large rivers have hidden currents below the surface - assume large rivers are NEVER safe to swim in regardless of how calm they look.

NEVER DO THESE THINGS (even if others are doing it): 
Now go to the swimming holes!