The responsibility of success is to ensure others have opportunities, too. Olympic gold medal swimmer Cullen Jones talks to Maria and Kelly about his competitive drive as an athlete and the organizations he is part of that strive to improve representation in sports. Tune in to this exclusive interview.
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MORE ABOUT CULLEN JONES
Cullen Jones is a two-time Olympian, competing in 2008 and 2012. He’s earned Olympic gold medals, is a current world record holder, has held American records and has been an NCAA Champion for NC State University where he was recently inducted into its Hall of Fame.
One of Cullen’s Olympic gold medals and his current world record came as team member on one of the most exciting events in Olympic history, the USA vs. France in the 4 x 100 free relay at the 2008 Olympic games.
At the age of 5, Cullen nearly drowned at a water park with his family. Yet today he is the most decorated Black swimmer ever. Cullen is an ambassador for Black swimmers as the face of Make A Splash!, a USA Swimming Foundation initiative to educate children and their parents on the importance of water safety and drowning prevention. He is the founder of the Cullen Jones Diversity Invitational.
Episode Topics and Mentions
Make A Splash!, a USA Swimming Foundation initiative
Cullen Jones Diversity Invitational
Swimmers for Change
CG Sports Network
Newark, New Jersey
Quote of the Week
"Many things I learned in sports, like time management and discipline, carry over to the business world for success." -- Cullen Jones
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