According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black children drown at 5 times the rate of other children. In addition to this statistic, it is noted that drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death; because of this alarming rate, Sigma Gamma Rho focuses on educating people, primarily the youth, on safe water practices.
The 6th annual Swim 1922 took place at the Steve Lundquist Aquatic Center in Clayton County on June 2nd, 2018. The number of participants increased in comparison to last year. After an opening announcement from the event chair, Soror Tanya Blackshear, the children changed and headed to the pool; thereafter, a raffle took place where winners were presented with filled book bags from State Farm. Children were able to get snacks, and were presented with gold swim bags.
With the preparation of Soror Tanya Blackshear and the assistance of chapter Sorors, Lambda Sigma Sigma completed another successful Swim 1922 event.