Each June the Rogue Valley Family YMCA puts on water safety day together with partner agencies such as the Fire District #3, the Navy, and Mercy Flights Explorers. A free drive-through event is planned for June 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the YMCA parking lot.
Holly Hawley, YMCA Aquatics Director, says “swimming is not only fun and helps children increase their physical activity but also motivates them to strive for self-improvement and cultivates a positive mental attitude.”
Locals have the chance to see fire trucks and boats, and the potential of receiving a goodie bag full of water safety activities.
Free life jackets will be given to the first 100 people who visit.
The YMCA is reminding the community to keep safe when in or around the water and recommends the buddy system when in the water, swimming with a life guard on duty, and applying sun protection.