Created: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:00:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 01:33:09 EST
CHARLOTTE,N.C. -- Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones is taking the swimming world by storm! He's the first African-American Male to hold a world record in swimming. Cullen is an ambassador for USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative. A near drowning experience at a young age brought him to action about the importance of knowing how to swim. Check out Cullen's interview as he talks water safety with Rising's Terrance Bates.