The river is a live thing…. moving logs and islands and rearranging its banks during flood times. When it finally settles and gets low enough, you have to check to see if the swimming holes have moved to another part of the river. Swimming is a loose term for small rivers where the depth can change in a few steps from inches to feet. Swimming can mean wading to cool yourself from the summer heat, floating in the rapids for 30 or 40 yards, or sliding over a tiny waterfall into a pool as 8 year old Sabin did over and over, laughing every time.