Growing up, my fondest memories of summer all have one thing in common: swimming. Splashing around with my friends, diving for underwater objects, and monkeying around in the YMCA pool are just a few things that I loved to do.

So I was delighted when I discovered that the Oak Cliff YMCA offers the same lessons that I loved and attended for six years. Each session is two weeks of swimming education, Monday through Friday at various times. The first began on June 8, but four more summer sessions still remain through Aug. 13. Each lesson is 40 minutes long, and five different courses are offered, depending on your child’s age and level of difficulty.

The programs are designed for children 5 to 12 years old, but don’t fret if you feel your backstroke could use a tune up; YMCA offers an adult and teen class from 6:45-7:45 p.m. on the same dates as the children classes. Individual fees are $55 for non-members and $35 for members. Visit the YMCA swimming page for dates and times, and while you’re there, fill out the mandatory registration form.