Kari Bahour, Water Smart Tots


2018 WEDU Be More Involved, Mason Dixon Outspoken Volunteer Award Winner

Kari Bahour became a swim instructor over 15 years ago after her son experienced a near drowning. In 2014, she founded Water Smart Tots on the belief that ALL children should have survival swim lessons. Water Smart Tots is a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating pediatric drowning by promoting awareness through water safety education and by providing access to survival swimming skills to young children ages 12 months to 6 years who are financially underprivileged, or who have special needs.



The WEDU Be More Involved, Mason Dixon Outspoken Volunteer Award recognizes the individual that exemplifies the true essence of what a volunteer is by selflessly offering his or her time. Local radio personality and philanthropist, Mason Dixon, ultimately chose and presented the award to the most-deserving recipient.