The Beta Lambda Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. sponsored its annual
Swim 1922 Dry and Wet Safety Clinic on Saturday, June 10th.
Soror Nakisha Boulware Watts served as the chairwoman for this year’s event. She reports that
the event had a good turnout, and the participants had fun as they learned more about water
and fire safety.
“It seemed like everyone had a great time. Everyone was engaged, both parents and students.
And of course, once we got down to the pool, everyone was excited and had a good time. We
had parents coming to us after the event thanking us and saying what a good time they had. To
me, any time we have an event and the kids are smiling and participating, that’s a good event.”
says Soror Watts.
The chapter enjoys a partnership with the Southeast Raleigh YMCA, which is where the event
has been held for the last two years.
There was also a firefighter from the Cary Fire Department who came to speak with students
and parents about the importance of preparing the home to prevent fires and learning how to
safely escape fires.
Students also learned the basics of CPR, which is a requirement for high school graduation in
Although Soror Watts has chosen not to chair the Swim 1922 event next year, she hopes that
the new chair will expand the event to include more participants and even a cameo from an
Olympic swimmer, such as Sigma Gamma Rho members Maritza Correia and Natalie Hinds.
Swim 1922 is a national partnership and initiative between Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
and USA Swimming. It was created to increase the awareness of water safety and swimming
education within the Black and Hispanic communities. To learn more about Swim 1922, please