1. After swimming at the beach, the memories will stay with you...but so does the sand. Adam Ellis / BuzzFeed 2. The sea plays by its own rules, and it will embarrass you at all costs. Andrea Hickey / BuzzFeed 3. You'll probably come out alive, but not necessarily clothed. Maritsa Patrinos / BuzzFeed 4. It often takes a lifetime to find a swimsuit that actually fits correctly. Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed 5. The bathrooms at the beach are always a complete nightmare, so you're forced to improvise. Mike Hinson / BuzzFeed 6. Then once you get out, you face a whole other set of problems. Adam Ellis / BuzzFeed 7. You start to rule out the public pool as a swimming option once you reach adulthood... Maritsa Patrinos / BuzzFeed 8. ...and you can't even enjoy yourself there as a kid sometimes. Mike Hinson / BuzzFeed 9. If you're one of those people who burn, you spend more of the day putting sunscreen on than actually swimming. Will Varner / BuzzFeed 10. You're easily spotted on a crowded beach. Maritsa Patrinos / BuzzFeed 11. It's exhausting trying to make sure you get an even base... Loryn Brantz / BuzzFeed 12. ...but if you don't, things get slightly weird. Charlotte Gomez / BuzzFeed 13. Maybe you and the sun don't get along at all. Will Varner / BuzzFeed 14. But hey, hitting up the local lake is always a good way to cool off, right? Andrea Hickey / BuzzFeed 15. Taking a lunch break is more stressful than relaxing. Mike Hinson / BuzzFeed 16. And the rest of your time outside the water becomes a contest to conform to society's standards of attractiveness. Mike Hinson / BuzzFeed 17. You become too preoccupied with the little things to fully embrace the day. Loryn Brantz 18. Especially if the "little things" aren't so little. Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed 19. By the end of the summer, you're honestly just proud of yourself for getting through it all. Andrea Hickey / BuzzFeed For more comics, follow BuzzFeed Comics on Facebook and Instagram!