Tarzan did it right, swinging through the jungle on vines and tree branches, taking the occasional dip into crocodile-infested waters.

We’ll pass on the crocs but love the free-as-a-breeze feeling that comes when you take a flying leap off a rope swing into a cool Texas river or lake.

Got to mystatesman.com to find out where you can find some of our favorite rope swings in Central Texas, plus safety tips so you’ll have fun without getting hurt.

Hold on tight — but remember to let go!