New kid will do that to you. One very scary near death experience taught me to skip paddling when I feel tired and spacy. Short version, I tucked my grab loop into my skirt and swam and couldn't get out of my boat and was a CH away from the end.
Long Version: Two years ago after my son was born I went to do an after work run on lower clear creek at 750cfs. 9 years of boating and I never once tucked my pull loop into my skirt, but on this occasion, I have no idea why or how I didn't notice, but I did the unthinkable. I had done that run 10 times and never swam, even as a newbie. On this occasion, with my spray skirt loop tucked inside I decided to try the hero line at elbow, to catch the river left eddy that is immediately above the hole, which I caught and when I tried to ferry across to the right line against the wall, (this ferry line is about 5 feet upstream from the hole) I got rolled and floated upside down and sideways into the hole. I knew at this level I woudl flush but I was already completely winded and had zero breath. I let go of my paddle to pull my skirt only to find myself clutching at nothing. I was wearing gloves and could not peel my skirt off. I was already in the calm pool below. I felt all over for my paddle, it was gone. I tried hand rolling to no avail, (you try hand rolling a LL Huck) I tried kicking my way out, no luck there. I knew my buddy was right there, so I tried to slap the bottom of my boat waiting on tee rescue, no luck there. I then Tried the skirt again, nothing. Tried to kick out again, nothing. Tried to signal the tee rescue once more. By now, I was so far past the point of no breath that my lungs began to convulse, trying to suck in air, so much so I was having to force my mouth shut. They convulsed a second time, and this time my mouth couldn't stay shut and let in a little water. At that point I honestly felt so stupid that I was about to die in a calm pool of water that I became angry, very angry, like chew your arm off angry and so I started to flail all of my limbs and finally my skirt popped. Holy shit I'l never do that again. That was the only time I decided walked Screamin 1/4 mile,wihch was the only good decision I made that day..