At first I held on pretty tight to the rope as I spied catfish under my bottom. I think I was taking those little gaspy breathes. I can't remember. It was a bit chilly too and smelled...different?
Once I relaxed a bit I was able to enjoy the truly amazing place it was. I'm glad I don't have to drink that water and I admit that I did slather my backside with purell following my swim. It was totally worth it.