Project Swim is back for another year.  This year, organizers are looking to teach at least 1,500 children how to swim.

The project, organized with the City of Shreveport, was developed after six youths drowned in the Red River trying to help another who was in trouble in the river.

Over 1,000 children have already benefited from the project, and this year, organizers hope to teach another 1,500.

"There is no charge, there are no requirements, if you are interest and willing to make the commitment, we will teach you to swim," said Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover.

"We're also going to up it up to some exceptions to do some adults as well,"  Shelly McMillan with Project Swim added.  "Whatever is going to break up a cycle is our goal."

Some important details about this program:

  • All participants are required to sign up in person at the Calvary Dome, which located at 9333 Linwood Avenue.  Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Registration is first come, first serve.

This year, Project Swim received $72,000 in grant funding.  The lessons will be done primarily at Airport Park, Bill Cockrell, David Raines, and Querbes.

More information can be reached at the Rock Solid Sports website.