There's nothing like a dip in the pool on a hot day, but you'll be left out of the fun if you don't know how to swim. That's why many Jefferson City parents use the summer months to get their children comfortable in the water.
"Swimming is a life skill that you can use at any age," said Ronnie Phelps, aquatics director at the Jefferson City Area YMCA. "It is a great activity."
The YMCA and Jefferson City's Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry offer group and private swim lessons for children 6 months and older.