The thing about rope swings is, you have to just let go. Otherwise you swing back onto the shore and you might even crash into the tree. I’m brave about rope swings. Colby is not. I tell him yelling helps. We practice on the playground swings and it’s fine. He just freezes up when he gets to the lake. I try not to tease him about it (even though it’s tempting), because it would be more fun if he did it, too. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!