I never had done anything like that before but at the time, it all looked like fun. The swimming hole had a rope swing and two large rocks that you could jump off into the water. The older boys climbed the rocks and jumped way out in the water. At first I just watched but seeing the water made me want to get in. That was went the trouble started. After swinging out on the rope and dropping in, the boys started taunting me to climb the rocks. I knew that the water was way over my head but they started teasing me. They called me "Apron String Sissy". That did it! I climbed up the rock face and edged closer to the jump off. It was really high up and I didn't know how deep the water really was. Before I knew it, I was running towards the edge. The last thing I remember was jumping out and hitting the cold water. Before I realized it I was in over my head and sinking to the bottom. All I could see was two legs towards the light and a rope belt hanging down. With all my strength I reached for the rope and was able to pull myself up and to the surface.