Adult Learn to Swim Month 2016


WHEREAS, swimming is a great way to get physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life; and 

WHEREAS, the United States Masters Swimming (USMS), a nonprofit organization that represents more than 60,000 adult swimmers, with more than 1,500 local adult swim programs across the country and celebrates Adult Learn to Swim Month each April; and

WHEREAS, during the month of April, USMS works with experts prevent adult drowning by teaching adults to swim and become safer in water; and

WHEREAS, in 2015, USMS launched its Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification Program, which draws from nationally recognized experts and includes the five basic water competencies identified by the American Red Cross; and

WHEREAS, during Adult Learn-to-Swim Month, USMS encourages individuals to learn more about safe swimming practices;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 2016 as ADULT LEARN TO SWIM MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.