Cullen Jones to Swim in Three Events at London Olympics

Jones is the third African-American in history to make the US Olympic swimming team.

By Jorge Rivas Jul 02, 2012

After only swimming a relay in the 2008 Summer Olympics, Cullen Jones will be returning to the games in London to compete in the 4×100 relay and individually in the men’s 50 and 100 freestyle. Jones is the third African-American to make the US Olympic swimming team after Anthony Ervin and Maritza Correia. "I’ve been dreaming of this forever, of qualifying for two individual events in the Olympics," [Jones said at a press conference.]( "The only thing different is that, in my dream, I’m giving better answers." In 2008 Jones became the second African-American in history to win an Olympic Gold medal in swimming. According to Jones’ biography one of his goals is to shatter stereotypes one lap at a time, eager to spread his message that, "yeah, black kids can swim, too."