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The World’s Most Amazing Swimming Holes Technically, a “swimming hole” is any deep place for swimming in a stream, lake or river. But for this post the editors decided on a more ridged set of criteria: First, we considered only swimming spots that were inside some sort of hole in the earth. Second, we decided to count only naturally occurring swimming holes. Finally, we only considered swimming holes that offered temperate waters.