Talk about turning things around! At the age of 5, Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones nearly drowned at an amusement park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. More than 25 years later, he’s working hard to make sure this doesn’t happen to any other kids.
Jones, who is currently training for his third Olympics in Charlotte, North Carolina, alongside Ryan Lochte, has made it his mission over the past six years to make other kids comfortable and safe in the water. Working with the Make a Splash initiative, he travels the country promoting the message of water safety and jumping in the water to teach impromptu swim lessons.