A Las Vegas swimmer is competing at the Rio Olympics.
Las Vegas breaststroker Cody Miller is one of two athletes in the U.S. to represent Team USA to compete in the 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. He competed on Aug. 6 and 7 and will also represent Team USA in the 4x100 Medley Relay on Aug. 12 and 13.
Miller was born on Jan. 9, 1992, to mother Debra Miller in Billings, Montana. Later in life, Miller and his family moved from Montana to Las Vegas, where he swam for Sandpipers of Nevada.
As a member of the Sandpipers of Nevada Swim Club, Miller broke the National Age Group records for boys 15-16-year-old 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. Miller also competed at the national, and occasionally international, level as a Junior swimmer qualifying for meets like World Championship Trials, Olympic Trials, US Open, and Junior Nationals, and earning himself a spot on the US National Junior team in 2009.
Graduating from Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas, Miller committed to Indiana University to swim and earn his undergraduate degree in business management.
Miller’s performances in 2013 earned him a spot on the 2013-2014 U.S. National Team as a 100 and 200 breaststroker. 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 4x100m medley relay and a bronze in the 4x50 m medley relay (an American-record time of 1:31.83).
At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, Miller claimed his first gold medal as part of the U.S. team in the 4x100 m medley relay. He also represented team USA at the 2015 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, where he set the American record for the 100m and 200m short course.