Study Shows Teens Need More Exercise

A new study released in January 2014 shows only one in four adolescents ages 12-15 are physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor speaks with a local camp and sports director about the best ways to keep teens active.

Free Swim Lessons for 2nd Graders

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s a lesson experts say everyone should learn, now one organization wants kids learn it the right way.  Research shows if a child does not learn to swim by second grade they will most likely never learn, and that skill could be the difference of life or death for children. The Medford YMCA offers … Continue reading »

YMCA Gearing Up For Snow Days

MEDFORD, Ore. — With the expected snow coming in, possible school closures are also up ahead on Thursday and that means businesses like YMCA are gearing up to help parents. Employees say, for $25 a day, there’s many activities for kids to do, like swimming and rock-climbing. The organization says they see between 30 to … Continue reading »