Water safety event at Rogue Valley Family YMCA is a good summer reminder

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Rogue Valley Family YMCA hosted a drive-through water safety event Sunday afternoon.

Jackson County Sheriff, Fire District Three, Mercy Flights and ACCESS were on hand to help at the event.

Families got goodie bags with tips and information, as well as free life jackets for the water.

With school now out for the summer for most schools, this is the perfect time to remind everyone to be safe near or in the water.

“We just encourage folks to take swim lessons, whether that be here at the YMCA or other organizations,” Executive Director at the YMCA, Brad Russell, said. “Again, just making sure that water safety is top of mind when we’re enjoying southern Oregon,” he added.​​​​​​​

More of the center’s summer programs, including swimming lessons, will be offered this summer as more facilities are able to open with fewer restrictions.

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NBC5 News weather forecaster Aaron Nilsson is a Southern California native, but most recently lived in Seattle. He's also lived in Sweden and Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. While at BYU, he covered sports for BYUtv. Aaron is not new to the Medford/Klamath Falls market. He was a local TV journalist from 2013-2017. Outside the station, Aaron enjoys music, traveling, sports, movies, and cooking. His favorite sport is soccer.
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