Rayman 2 Help
So, I'm at the Sanctuary of Water and Ice. The first desert level. There is this water hole I have to swim through or something, but once I jump into the water, I can't get back out. This usually ends with me randomly and uncontrollably being pulled toward the bottom of the pool and drowning. How do I get passed this? Please help. I don't want my $7 to go to waste.
Recent purchases: Pac man CE, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, Mecho Wars, and Chaos Rings.
Upcoming Games I plan to get: Splinter Cell, GoF2