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Cullen Jones

Former Four-Time Olympic Medalist & World Record-Holding Swimmer

Former Four-Time Olympic Medalist & World Record-Holding Swimmer

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Raleigh, NC, USA
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Cullen Jones Biography

Cullen Jones proved that he is one of the fastest swimmers on the planet in 2008 when he became the second African-American in history to win an Olympic Gold medal in swimming. Cullen added to his medal count at the 2012 London Olympic Games with a Silver medal in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay, as well as a Silver in the individual 50m Freestyle.

An ambassador for African-American swimmers, Jones aims to shatter stereotypes one lap at a time, eager to spread his message that black kids can swim, too. Jones accomplished just that by helping the Men's 4x100 Freestyle Relay Team in 2008 win the Gold medal in a comeback for the ages. In a race soaked with drama and subplots, the Americans shattered the world record they had just set hours prior during prelims, blistering through the water in 3 minutes, 8.24 seconds. Jones went on to break the 50m Freestyle American record and won Gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle relay at the 2009 World Championships.

Jones started making history when he became the first African-American to break a swimming World Record and to win a Gold Medal at the World University Games. Today, he continues to make history by giving back to the community through motivational speaking, youth clinics, and private lessons. Working with USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash Program, Jones is dedicated to traveling coast to coast to promote the importance of minorities learning to swim.

A talented and dynamic speaker, Jones has spoken to universities, corporations and non-profits regarding his Olympic experiences and overcoming the odds. He is currently the Senior Manager of Sports Marketing and Philanthropy at Speedo.

Cullen Jones Speaking Topics

  • The Olympic Dream & Spirit

  • African American Issues

  • Diversity

  • Overcoming Adversity

  • Motivation

Cullen Jones Videos

  • What Cullen Jones learned from Michael Phelps
    Cullen Jones was part of that miraculous relay at the 2008 Olympics. He was on many relays with Michael Phelps and played cards with him every night.
  • Olympics' Cullen Jones swims to Gold - YouTube
  • Cullen Jones on being a role model in the African-American ...

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Cullen Jones is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Olympic Dream & Spirit, African American Issues , Diversity, Overcoming Adversity and Motivation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cullen Jones for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Cullen Jones generally travels from Raleigh, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Coach Ken Carter, John Register, Muggsy Bogues and Neal Petersen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cullen Jones for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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