Olympic Swimmer Cullen Jones Saving Lives By Making a Splash

Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones describes the pool as feeling like “home,” but it wasn’t always that way.  After nearly drowning as a 5-year-old child, Jones learned to swim and has made it his mission to reduce the startling number of drowning deaths among African-American children each year.

The Facts

The USA Swimming Foundation found that 75 percent of African-American and 60 percent of Latino children cannot swim. Now that the summer months are upon us, water safety education is again a priority, and USA Swimming Foundations’ Make a Splash initiative and Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones are working together to share some important lessons to communities in need.


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