2013 Tour Kicks off in New York City!
Make a Splash Tour Presented by Phillips 66 is coming to New York City and will be painting the town blue!
The USA Swimming Foundation, in partnership with Phillips 66, will kick off its 5th annual Make a Splash Tour in New York City this summer. The Foundation will be joined by ambassadors Rowdy Gaines and Cullen Jones, in addition to other Olympic heroes, as it rolls into New York from May 16-18.
In addition to sharing the lifesaving message of learn-to-swim through a series of local events and media appearances, the USA Swimming Foundation will be painting the town blue—literally!
The Foundation has been chosen by the Empire State Building as a Lighting Partner for May 16, 2013.
Keep your eye on the New York City skyline as the Empire State Building turns blue to raise awareness for water safety!
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2012 Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones
Meet Cullen Jones
After nearly drowning at the age of five, Cullen Jones overcame his fear of water to win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was also the first African-American male to hold a world record in swimming. Over the past three years, Cullen has tirelessly advocated for the importance of learning to swim, and has been able to convey the message of water safety and education to a wide audience of parents, learn-to-swim providers, educators and community leaders.
Cullen's all-star performance at the 2012 London Olympics launched him further into stardom, bringing home one gold and two silver medals for Team USA.
Get to know Cullen as he talks about his two passion's in life, the sport of swimming and the USA Swimming Foundation's water safety initiative, Make a Splash. Click here.
Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones Presented by Phillips 66
In 2009, the USA Swimming Foundation joined forces with Phillips 66 to launch its Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones presented by Phillips 66. This tour is designed to raise awareness about the importance of learning to swim by educating parents, kids and communities. The Tour has stopped in 23 cities since its inception.