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Cody
Miller
United States of AmericaUnited States of America, USA
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 January 1992
Height
181 cm
Family
Wife Ali
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Management - Indiana University: Bloomington, IN, USA

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He entered his first swimming competition at age eight.
Why this sport?
He suffered from pectus excavatum [sunken chest], so he took up swimming to monitor his heart and breathing.
Club / Team
Sandpipers of Nevada: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Name of coach
Dave Durden [national]; Ray Looze

General Interest

Hobbies
Going to the cinema, reading comic books, going to the movies, playing video games, skateboarding. (Facebook page, 15 Aug 2018; usaswimming.org, 01 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal and a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sports.yahoo.com, 14 Oct 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Ron Aitken and Chris Barber. (reviewjournal.com, 28 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
His mother. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 24 Dec 2015)
Injuries
He suffered a knee injury which prevented him from competing in a series of competitions in late 2018. (swimswam.com, 28 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Listen to your parents and have fun." (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 24 Dec 2015)
Famous relatives
His younger sister Catie has competed in swimming at university level. (swimswam.com, 24 May 2014; usaswimming.org, 01 Jan 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (billingsgazette.com, 23 Dec 2016)
Other information
MEDICAL CONDITION
He has pectus excavatum, which is sometimes known as a sunken chest. The condition can diminish lung capacity by up to 20% and sometimes requires surgery. "I just dealt with it. I'm swimming pretty well, and I do just fine. I don't really think about it." (billingsgazette.com, 23 Dec 2016; indystar.com, 10 Dec 2015)