ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – The Ascension Parish Department of Recreation supports a non-profit organization teaching children how to swim.

The organization, Tank Proof, was created by twin brothers and Geismar natives Thurman and Torrence Thomas to give children swimming lessons.

Children ages four and under have the highest drowning rates, according to the CDC. One of the top factors of child drownings is due to children not knowing how to swim.

Tank Proof swim sessions are taking place at the Gonzales Municipal Swimming Pool from July 13 to July 16. Registration for these sessions is already filled, however, the parish’s Department of Recreation might plan on adding a swimming lesson program.

“We want to expand the number and types of recreational programs in the Parish,” said
President Clint Cointment. “A public/private partnership like this one would go one step further,
involving more people and spreading the word farther and faster.”

For more information about Tank Proof, visit or their Facebook page