Cullen Jones

Cullen Jones















Originally from New York City, Cullen entered the sport of swimming after a near-drowning scare when he was five years old. He went on to compete for North Carolina State University, where he became a conference and NCAA champion while earning a degree in English with minor in psychology. Cullen earned a gold medal as part of the world record-breaking 4x100 freestyle relay in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In the 2012 Olympics, he won gold in the 400 medley relay, a silver in the 400 free relay, and an individual silver medal in the 50 meter freestyle. Cullen is an advocate for water safety and partners with the USA Swimming Foundation to promote the Make A Splash initiative that provides swimming lessons for children.


Swimming accomplishments:

2015 U.S. National Championships - 2nd in 50 free, 7th in 100 free

2015 Pan American Games - 3rd in 400 free relay, 5th in 50 free

2014 U.S. National Championships - 3rd in 50 free, 11th in 100 free

2012 London Olympic Games - Gold in 400 medley relay, silver in 50 free, silver in 400 free relay

2008 Beijing Olympic Games - Gold in 400 free relay (world record)

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