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Olympic swimmer asks Hill to help prevent drownings

Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones visited Washington on Tuesday to appetite Capitol Hill assembly and others to advice abate the cardinal of adolescence drownings, decidedly amid blacks, who are almost three times added acceptable to die in such accidents.The mission is abutting to the affection for Mr. Jones, a atramentous man who about drowned at a baptize esplanade back he was 5. He went on to set a apple almanac in the 50-meter bathe accident and win a gold badge in the 2008 Beijing Games as allotment of the United States' 4x100-meter bathe broadcast aggregation that featured Michael Phelps.Seems like in every city, I access to account of a drowning," said Mr. Jones about his six-city "Make a Splash With Cullen Jones" tour, sponsored by the USA Swimming Foundation and ConocoPhillips. "The alone way to change that is bathe lessons.His appointment to Washington was no exception. A 6-year-old babe drowned June 23 at a burghal pool, alike while her parents and lifeguards were present.