After nearly drowning at a water park, Cullen learned to swim at the age of five and became an age group swimmer under Lou Pettrizello at the Jersey Gators Swim Club. Jones first gained national recognition as a swimmer for Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey.
Training under David Marsh at the David Marsh at the Center of Excellence at Mecklenburg Aquatic Club, a Cullen Jones appearance made its way to the international swimming scene at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships. He set a meet record in the 50m freestyle, and swam a leg in the 4x100m free style relay where he set a record along with Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak, and Neil Walker. After signing with Nike, Jones became a professional swimmer in the summer of 2006.
Jones’ medal count include two golds at the Pan Pacific Championships, a gold medal at the Summer Universiade, a silver and a gold at the World Championships-Long Course, a silver and a bronze at the Short Course, and a gold at the 2008 Olympics.
**Cullen Jones Speaker**
The perfect Cullen Jones speaker topic is, of course, his successful swimming career. However, people will also probably want to him hear him discuss what it’s like to swim with Michael Phelps.
**Cullen Jones Appearance**
A Cullen Jones appearance in the 2008 Olympics made Jones the first African-American to hold or share a world record in the 4x100 freestyle relay. Jones also holds the distinction of being the third African-American to qualify for the US Olympic swimming team.
**Cullen Jones Endorsement**
With his fame transcending the borders of the US, as well as racial boundaries, a Cullen Jones endorsement can bring an international following to your product or service.
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