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First Generation Swimmers (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-07-26

Duration: 00:04:59

Subjects: Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge | SWIMMING


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Lurker, Will Producer
  • Dowie, Rob Interviewee
  • Burg, Daniel Interviewee
  • Polk, Terry Interviewee


This segment from the July 26, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Will Lurker’s report on BREC, the parks and recreations commission in East Baton Rouge Parish, offering free swimming lessons to children ages 5-12 through a partnership with the American Red Cross and Southeast Louisiana Aquatics. Lurker reports that inner city children are five-and-a-half times more likely to drown than other children. He interviews: Rob Dowie of SELA Aquatics; Daniel Burg of BREC Aquatics; and Terry Polk, parent. Hosts: Andre Moreau and Natasha Williams