swimming hole

a place, as in a stream or creek, where there is water deep enough to use for swimming.

1865–70, Americanism

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Example sentences
There's a great swimming hole at the end of the campground and other activities
  include fishing, hunting and hiking.
They also remember the swimming hole that was south of the river that
  disappeared after the flood.
If you see a large alligator in your favorite swimming hole or pond, do not
  swim with it.
Old photos show these missionaries performing baptisms in the local swimming
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