FINA WORLD JUNIOR SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
95 Countries, More Than 680 Athletes
The 2017 Fédération Internationale' de Natation (FINA) biennial World Junior Swimming Championships held Aug. 23 - 28 in Indianapolis, Indiana was an awesome moment in history for our sisterhood! Tremendous appreciation to the hundreds of Sorors, Philos and Rhoers who traveled from across the country to Indianapolis to support the event and participate in making history!
The stellar leadership of Soror Scenario Jones, national USA Swimming liasion, was priceless! Soror Jones and her volunteer team were flawless in the execution of activities during FINA. The Swim 1922 Clinic was highly successful in breaking down the barrier of fear for several Sorors and Philo who did not know how to swim.
We appreciate the innovation of Soror Cherie Washington, national corporate liasion, for securing Carol's Daughter as a corporate sponsor who hosted the Beauty Suite. The event provided valuable information about hair care and maintenance at FINA! The barrier of hair care maintenance and swimming was tackled!
We certainly appreciate the leadership of our internal board of directors and past grand basilei, along with the invaluable assistance from Central Region Syntaktes Delia Harris, the Central Region Board, Alpha Sigma Chapter Basileus Soror Catina Harris and all Alpha Sigma Sorors and Rhoers. We want to acknowledge our meeting planner, Aminata (Amy) Mbaye, for successfully driving the agenda and tasks throughout the collaboration with USA Swimming in order to achieve "the experience of a lifetime." Our International Corporate Headquarters Staff worked tirelessly and was a critical component in the successful outcome! Thank you Deputy Executive Director Teresa Evans Hunter and Membership Services Director Soror Elaina Hamilton!
Below are a few highlights of the FINA event:
· Sigma Gamma Rho was catapulted on the international stage
· Championships spotlighted the USA Swimming partnership and Swim 1922 Initiative
· Televised internationally on the Olympic Channel nightly for six consecutive days
· National leadership participated in the nightly televised championship awards ceremony
· Sigma Gamma Rho branding dominated throughout the swimming championships, television commercials and the city of Indianapolis!