Cullen Jones

Cullen Jones

Olympic Gold medalist, talented and dynamic speaker, and ambassador for Make A Splash! - USA Swimming Foundation

  • Cullen Jones         

    At the age of 5, Cullen Jones nearly drowned at a water park with his family. Today, he is the most decorated African-American swimmer ever.     

    Ever since his near drowning experience and learning to swim, Cullen has been determined to beat stereotypes and achieve his dreams of being a world-renowned swimmer.

    In 2008, Cullen did just that, as he become one of the fastest swimmers on the planet and only the second African-American in history to ever win an Olympic Gold medal in swimming. His Olympic journey continued at the 2012 London Olympic Games, where he won Silver in the 50 Freestyle, and a Gold in the 4x100 Freestyle Relay and a Silver in the Men’s 4x100 Medley.

    Today, Cullen is an ambassador for Make A Splash!, a USA Swimming Foundation initiative to educate children and their parents on the importance of water safety and drowning prevention. He travels the country meeting with community leaders, parents and youth to help educate with hopes that he can change the national drowning rate one kid at a time.

    A talented and dynamic speaker, Jones has spoken to universities, corporations and non-profit organizations regarding his Olympic experiences and overcoming adversity to achieve goals.


    • 2-time Olympian
    • 4x Olympic Medalist (2 Gold, 2 Silver)
    • World Record Holder
    • World Champion
    • 1st African-American to break a swimming World Record • Four-time ACC Champion
    • NCAA Champion

    Hometown: New Brunswick, NJ
    Residence: Charlotte, NC


    • Keynote
    • Moderated Q & A
    • Round table
    • Event host
    • Book signing
    • Trade Show Appearances
    • Autograph signing
    • Endorsements

  • • Overcoming Adversity
    • Drown Prevention & the Importance of Learning to Swim
    • Olympic Journey

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