National Water Safety Month 2016


WHEREAS, the citizens of Virginia recognize the important role that water-related activities can play in good physical and mental health; and

WHEREAS, comprehensive education regarding water safety is essential for preventing drowning and other recreational, water-related accidents; and

WHEREAS, Virginia’s recreational water industry and other organizations involved in the National Water Safety Month Coalition contribute to the development of safe swimming facilities, home pools and spas, and other aquatic programs; and

WHEREAS, National Water Safety Month recognizes the ongoing efforts and commitments of the pool, spa, waterpark, recreation and parks industries; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Virginia understand the importance of effectively communicating water safety rules and programs to families and individuals of all ages;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 2016 as NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.