Medalist Cullen Jones Closing Racial Gap in Swimming

The USA Swimming Foundation now estimates that nearly 70% of Black children do not know how to swim, with Hispanic children trailing near behind at 68%. The foundation has teamed up with Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones for year two of the "Make a Splash" initiative to help more Black children learn how to swim. Jones spoke with ESSENCE.com about how he nearly drowned as child and the importance of learning how to swim, especially since summer is around the corner... Here's what you had to say: Sandie commented via Facebook: "We as African-Americans need to ensure this life skill is taught to our children as early as possible. Bravo Cullen Jones for giving back!" Trina wrote via Facebook: "The YMCA taught my baby how to swim when she was a toddler and I thank God that I did that for her."
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