The partnership with USA Swimming is a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to strengthen USA Swimming’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by partnering to increase swim participation and decrease drowning rates in the community. In keeping with Sigma Gamma Rho’s motto of Greater Service, Greater Progress, and USA Swimming’s core objectives: Build the Base – Promote the Sport – Achieve Competitive Success, these organizations come together to affect change and influence the community of black women and girls. This is a year round activity depending on location and is highlighted at our regional and national conferences by actual participation of sorority members and affiliates, usually with in the water activities.
The Swim 1922 contest is part of the first National Pan-Hellenic Council partnership between USA Swimming and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and this is a tremendous opportunity for members of Sigma Gamma Rho to engage their local communities with swimming programming. Through this partnership, both organizations hope to increase swim participation within the African American community.
The contest will begin on March 1, 2016 and run 9 weeks with a finish date of April 30, 2016. To enter the current Swim 1922 Contest please go here.