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African American youngsters across the country are taking part in a swim clinic organized by Sigma Gamma Rho, an African-American sorority. The organization, in partnership with USA Swimming, has been hosting swim clinics and other events around the country for five years to address the large number of African-Americans who can’t swim and sometimes drown. They named the initiative Swim 1922 as a tribute to the year the sorority was founded, reports the Baltimore Sun. Sixty-four percent of African-American children can’t swim; they drown at a rate nearly three times higher than their White peers, according to USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport. The Sigma Gamma