On August 17, 2013 Dax Bakarich was a 2 ½ year old little boy having just another super day. He was doing something he loved…hanging out at the pool with his family and friends. That beautiful day went horribly wrong in a flash when Dax was found face down in the deep end of the pool. Lucky for Dax, it was only a flash, and double lucky for him, all three adults present knew CPR. That is how many people it took to help make this miracle happen. One to swim to him and get him out of the pool (Mommy), another to call 911 and take directions (Jami) and most importantly one (Andrea) to turn into Superwoman as she performed CPR on his lifeless little body, fighting and bringing him back to us as the paramedics arrived.
After a lot of reflection and healing we recognize that accidents like this happen every day and to anyone no matter how safe and attentive you are. Unfortunately, most will never realize this until it’s too late. Since this miracle happened, we have decided to make it our mission to help others turn their tragedy into a miracle. The best way to do this is to educate and train. We hope to do this for as many people that will let us through our foundation Train It Forward.
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Once registered, you’re all set to join us June 16th. Upon completion of the lesson, all participants will exit the park and be readmitted for FREE (same day or any other day in 2018). As well, discounted tickets ($7 off the gate price) will be available for members of the participant’s family, guardian or guest.
Anyone age 5 years and up
June 16, 2018
Lesson Starts: 9am
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City
9400 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66112
Registration closes at noon on Thursday,
June 14th, 2018 or once the event is full.
Provide for 1 child to receive (6) YMCA’s Learn-To-Swim program sessions for $50.
Provide for a class of children to receive (6) YMCA’s Learn-To-Swim program sessions for $350.
Provide for (3) classes of children to receive (6) YMCA’s Learn-To-Swim program sessions for $1,000.
Provide for (6) classes of children to receive (6) YMCA’s Learn-To-Swim program sessions for $2,000.
Drowning is the leading cause of injury and death for children in the 1 to 2 year age range. It is the third leading cause of accidental death for persons aged 5 to 44. In some states, like California, Florida, and Hawaii, drowning is the leading cause of injury death for all persons under 15 years of age.
Death by drowning is only the tip of the iceberg for aquatic injury. It has been found that for every 10 children who die by drowning, there are actually 140 treated in emergency rooms. Of those 140 treated, 36 are admitted for further treatment in hospitals and some never fully recover.
Males drown at a significantly higher rate than females (about 5 to 1) and for boat related drownings, the ratio escalates to up to numbers around 14 to 1.