Cody Miller

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Cody Miller
Personal information
National team United States
Born (1992-01-09) January 9, 1992 (age 28)
Billings, Montana
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke
ClubSandpipers of Nevada
College teamIndiana University
CoachRay Looze

Cody Miller (born January 9, 1992) is an American competitive swimmer who specializes in the breaststroke. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Miller won a bronze medal in the men's 100 metre breaststroke and a gold medal in the men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay, in which he performed the breaststroke leg of the final.

Miller has won a total of seven medals in major international competitions: three golds, two silver, and two bronzes, spanning the long and short courses.

Career[edit]

Prior to swimming at Indiana University, Miller swam for the Sandpipers of Nevada.

Miller rose to prominence in the world swimming scene at the 2014 Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar, where he took home a pair of medals, a silver in the men's 4×100 meter medley relay (3:21.49) and a bronze in the 4×50 m medley relay (an American-record time of 1:31.83).[1][2]

At the 2014 U.S. nationals, Cody Miller won the 100 breast and claimed his first national title. This win gained him lots of popularity and earned him a sponsorship from the swimwear company TYR. He has been sponsored by TYR since then.

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, Miller claimed his first gold medal as part of the U.S. team in the 4×100 meter medley relay. Swimming the breaststroke leg, Miller recorded a split of 59.23 seconds in the prelims to put the Americans at the top of the final field with a time of 3:31.06.[3][4] Miller also competed in the 100 m breaststroke, but failed to advance to the final, finishing in ninth at 59.86 seconds.[5]

Miller placed second at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials, behind Kevin Cordes.[6]

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Miller won a bronze medal in the men's 100 metre breaststroke, setting the American record for the men's 100 metre breaststroke with a time of 58.87 seconds.[7][8] Miller also won a gold medal in the men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay, in which he performed the breaststroke leg of the final.

Personal life[edit]

Cody Miller was born January 9, 1992 in Billings, Montana.[9] He attended Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.[9] Miller then swam at Indiana University under head coach Ray Looze.[10] When Miller qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016, he was the first swimmer from Indiana University to make the U.S. Olympic team in 40 years.[11]

Miller has pectus excavatum, a deformity of the thoracic wall which causes the chest to cave in due to the sternum and rib cage growing abnormally.[12] In Miller's particular case, his deformity is severe enough to cause limitations to his lung capacity.[13][14] As a result of having the deformity, he started swimming at age eight "to monitor [his] heart and breathing".[9] Miller opted not to have surgery to correct the deformity, and swimming helped broaden his chest and develop his rib cage.[11]

Miller has a younger sister, Catie, who swims for Duke University and is also a breaststroke/IM swimmer.[9] Cody Miller became engaged to Ali DeWitt on November 22, 2015 at the Golden Goggle Awards.[15] Miller married his fiancée Ali DeWitt on September 9, 2017.

Miller is a self professed film-buff.[16] He is also recognized through his YouTube page which he set up in 2016, and has gained in popularity since. He creates content based on his personal life and swimming career. The channel highlights everything positive in the sport of swimming and makes hard work and training look fun. The channel has grown to over 100,000 subscribers.

Career best times[edit]

Long course (50m pool)[edit]

Event Time Venue
50 Breast 27.24 Indianapolis
100 Breast 58.87 Rio de Janeiro
200 Breast 2:08.98 Bloomington

Short course (25y pool)[edit]

Event Time Venue
100 Breast 50.82 Oklahoma City
200 Breast 1:49.31 Atlanta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cesar Cielo Anchors Brazil to First Men's 400 Medley Relay World Title". Swimming World Magazine. December 7, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Woods, David (December 5, 2014). "Carmel teen swims to silver medal at world championships". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "USA Takes Pole Position For Men's 400 Medley Relay Final At 2015 World Championships". Swimming World Magazine. August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "Cody Miller Helps USA To Gold At FINA World Championships". The Indianapolis Star. August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Adam Peaty Scorches 2nd-Fastest 100 Breast Ever in Semis at 2015 FINA World Championships". Swimming World Magazine. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  6. ^ Omega Timing (June 27, 2016). "U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming Event 105 Men's 100m Breaststroke Final". USA Swimming. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  7. ^ Steven Hoffner (August 8, 2016). "Cody Miller Overcomes Rib Condition To Win Bronze For U.S. Swim Team". Huffington Post. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Men's 100m Breaststroke – Standings". Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016. August 7, 2016. Archived from the original on August 26, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d Cody Miller – National Team swimmer profile at USASwimming.org
  10. ^ "Cody Miller". Swim Swam. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Woods, David (June 27, 2016). "Cody Miller is IU's first U.S. Olympic swimmer in 40 years". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  12. ^ Shamberger RC (1996). "Congenital chest wall deformities". Current Problems in Surgery (Review). 33 (6): 469–542. doi:10.1016/S0011-3840(96)80005-0. PMID 8641129.
  13. ^ Hussey, Andrew (August 9, 2016). "Cody Miller faced long odds to get to Rio". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  14. ^ Woods, David (December 10, 2015). "Former IU swimmer Cody Miller overcoming odds on way to 2016 Olympics". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  15. ^ Ress, Justine. "13 Things You Never Knew About American Record Holder Cody Miller". Swimming World. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  16. ^ Miller, Cody. "Description". twitter.com. twitter. Retrieved October 14, 2016.

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
New record
Mixed 4 × 50 metres freestyle relay world record-holder
September 26, 2013 – October 13, 2013
With: Bailey Pressey, Stephanie Armstrong, Tanner Kurz
Succeeded by
Rozaliya Nasretdinova, Dmitry Ermakov, Artem Lobuzov, Maria Reznikova