swimming hole

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swim′ming hole`

a place, as in a stream, where there is water deep enough for swimming.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.swimming hole - a small body of water (usually in a creek) that is deep enough to use for swimmingswimming hole - a small body of water (usually in a creek) that is deep enough to use for swimming
pond, pool - a small lake; "the pond was too small for sailing"
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Two German tourists visiting family in nearby Portland, Oregon, were run over and killed by a local man as they sunbathed by a swimming hole, police in Washington state said Wednesday.
Photos were also posted by local residents on social media showing horses lying dead along a 100-metre stretch of a swimming hole. One of the residents described the scene as 'carnage'.
Thursday 30.8.2018 9.00am Swim in a Sinkhole Take a dip in the dazzling turquoise water of the Bimmah sinkhole that has now turned into a swimming hole. The place is a must-visit.
To some, Aqua Texas would open the possibility of expanded development, corporate greed and -- most importantly -- environmental harm to the beloved Blue Hole, a popular swimming hole and tourist attraction in the area.
"Swimming pool" does not include the swimming hole, creek, lake, river, spring, or any other place you might swim.
This handout photo taken on June 19, 2018 and released by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) on June 21 shows a swimming hole being prepared at the Casey research station as Antarctic researchers welcome the solstice by plunging into icy waters (AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC DIVISION/AFP / George BRETTINGHAM-MOORE / MANILA BULLETIN)
Holliday headed for Texas in 1873, and some have suggested that he left Georgia after shooting and killing at least one man, possibly three, because they were swimming in his private swimming hole.
Gila County Sheriff's Detective David Hornung said that the group from the Phoenix and Flagstaff areas had met up for a day trip along the popular Cold Springs swimming hole near Payson in central Arizona and were playing in the water when muddy flood waters came roaring down the canyon.
What was meant to be a fun outing for a group of family and friends who had met up for a day trip along the popular Cold Springs swimming hole near Payson in central Arizona, turned out to be a nightmare when the waters suddenly gushed down the canyon Saturday afternoon.
As warm weather approaches, the old swimming hole will again beckon boys and girls in farm areas.
When I was nine, my mother, my siblings and I would put on our bathing suits and head over to the town swimming hole. One day, a crew of workers arrived to pave our driveway, and when it came time to leave for the swimming hole, my mother wasn't wearing her bathing suit.