Bronx-born swimmer adds diversity to U.S. Olympic team

A Bronx-born athlete is among three swimmers of African-American descent who are bringing diversity to the U.S. Olympic team. Cullen Jones, who is a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, is part of a team that

News 12 Staff

Jul 30, 2012, 4:54 PM

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Bronx-born swimmer adds diversity to U.S. Olympic team
A Bronx-born athlete is among three swimmers of African-American descent who are bringing diversity to the U.S. Olympic team.
Cullen Jones, who is a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, is part of a team that is competing with more than one African-American athlete for the first time in history.
Jones says he hopes to teach other minority kids to swim through USA Swimming Foundation's Make-a-Splash program.
Brooklyn native Lia Neal, 17, is also just the second African-American woman ever to swim for team USA.


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