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WHEREAS, Nevadans recognize the vital role that swimming, and aquatic-related activities play in maintaining good physical and mental health; and

WHEREAS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of death for children and happens every day in pools and hot tubs, at the beach or oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, bathtubs and even buckets; and

WHEREAS, water safety education plays an essential role in preventing drownings and recreational water-related injuries, and according to the American Red Cross everyone should be water smart by having swimming skills and knowing how to help others; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s recreational water industry contributes to our communities by developing safe swimming facilities, home pools, aquatic programs, and spas that provide healthy places to recreate, learn and grow, build self-esteem, confidence and sense of self-worth, while contributing to the quality of life for Nevadans; and

WHEREAS, organizations, teams and clubs throughout the Silver State promote the culture of swimming by creating safe and healthy opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in aquatic activities for health, recreation, and competition; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes the ongoing efforts by industry leaders and water related organizations and commend their commitment to promoting swimming education, water safety programs, and addressing swimming safety issues;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2022, as

WATER SAFETY MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 20th day of April 2022.

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