By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, National Water Safety Month is an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals with support from the National Recreation & Parks Association, the American Red Cross and the World Waterpark Association; and
WHEREAS, these organizations represent businesses and other individuals and agencies involved in bringing safe, enjoyable aquatic activities to the American public; and
WHEREAS, according to the Centers for Disease Control, ten people die from unintentional drownings every day; and
WHEREAS, about one in five people who die from drowning are children 14 and younger; and
WHEREAS, for every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries; and
WHEREAS, National Water Safety Month will be celebrated through educational programs, public service announcements, governmental proclamations, dealer and business promotions and the distribution of water-safety-themed materials aimed primarily at the public:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim May 2017, as
National Water Safety Month
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of May 2017.
Provided by the Office of the Governor of Alabama | governor.alabama.gov