Today Cullen Jones swims fast like he was forever finding Nemo, but it wasn’t always that way. His first encounters with deep water involved him almost drowning and requiring resuscitation at the tender age of 5. Promptly after his near death experience his mother got him swimming lessons. The rest is history.
He holds U.S. record in the 50m of 21.40 seconds. He won 1 gold and 2 silver medals in 2012 Olympics. He also was the first African American to break a swimming world record. What really cool about this guy is that he likes to give back. He created a for-profit initiative to drive awareness and the growth of swimming within minority communities throughout the country and really enjoy teaching kids how to swim. Take a look at these interviews done by Fox Sports and CNN.