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SE44 | Making a Splash with USA Olympic Gold Medalist, Cullen Jones (Part 1)

From almost drowning as a child to Olympic swimming gold medalist. In this episode, Eric Kasimov chats with Cullen Jones, USA Olympian, World Record Holder, and Olympic Gold Medalist 

Cullen is the first African American swimmer to hold a world record. The bottom line is Cullen is and always has been a man on a mission. Currently, he works with the Novant Health Foundation Team and as an Ambassador for the Make a Splash Initiative. Make a Splash is a national child-focused water safety campaign that gives the chance to children in America learn how to swim. Cullen is also the Founder of Sprint41 and a motivational speaker.

This is part 1 of our chat with Cullen where we sit face to face in our SportsEpreneur office. You can listen to Part 2 with Cullen Jones.

In this episode, we discuss the coronavirusits impact on the Olympics, Cullen’s story, and his mission. And in a developing story, as of March 23, 2020, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan has been postponed. Read it about on USA Today and MSN.

In the middle of our chat, I ran into a technical glitch. But thanks to Cullen’s kindness, understanding, and the fact we weren’t going to let a little obstacle get in our way, he joined me for a part 2 which added even more than I could have imagined.  

After you listen to this episode, be sure to check out part 2 of the conversation where we discuss The Olympian mindset, training, and stories from the pool.  

We are excited to feature US Olympian, Cullen Jones on the SportsEpreneur Podcast

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Making a Splash with USA Olympic Swimmer, Cullen Jones Headlines

The Coronavirus and It’s Impact on the 2020 Olympics

The Training Regimen of an Olympian

The Olympic Mindset

Being an African American Swimmer

How to Train for the Olympics

The Story of How Cullen Jones Almost Drowned at an Amusement Park

The Importance of a Good Support System

Make a Splash Foundation and the Cullen Jones Impact

The Importance of Pushing Yourself to Be Better




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