I’m Cullen Jones, a two-time Olympic swimmer and I’m so excited to answer all your questions today!
Hi Reddit! I’m @cullenjones. Interesting fact about me: I learned to swim at the age of 8 after a near drowning incident. Ever since then, swimming has been a huge part of my life. i finished my Collegiate swim career in 2006 and graduated from N.C. State University with a degree in English in 2018 (Go Wolfpack!). I competed and won medals in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. I was the first Black swimmer to break a long-course world record. Even after competing, I still raise awareness of the importance of swimming. I had the opportunity to teach my own mother how to swim back in 2018. I am currently an ambassador of the USA Swimming Foundation that supports the Make A Splash Tour presented by Phillips 66. Our goal is to save lives through swim lessons. Our tour kicks off today with our first stop in Philly! This is a cause that is very close to me and I am so excited we are back in person after being virtual for two years. Outside of swimming, believe it or not – I have a passion for fashion, great coffee and tik-tok, find me @cullenjones41, I reside in Charlotte, NC with my beautiful wife, Rupi and our son, Ayvn. Let’s chat!