Whereas according to the Drowning Prevention Foundation, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children, particularly those ages five and under; and

Whereas Children are more likely to drown in the backyard pool as opposed to teh open water of beaches and lakes; and

Whereas Adults should closely watch young children playing in or near any body of water, backyard pool, public pool or bathtub; and

Whereas A child should never be left unattended near water at large gatherings or while an adult attends to the telephone, doorbell or does chores; and

Whereas It is important that individuals of all ages understand and follow water safety rules and programs whether they are at private pools, public swimming facilities, or visitors to waterparks; and

Whereas Through public awareness, the State of California seeks to minimize the devastating effects of drowning among all California residents.