USA Swimming is partnering with Sigma Gamma Rho, a historically black national sorority, as it continues its campaign to increase participation in the sport and help counter staggering drowning statistics in minority communities.
The new partnership was announced Saturday as the sorority gathered in New Orleans for its biennial conference, meeting through Tuesday.
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