Sprint Specialist Joe Miller Set to Join Miami (OH) in Fall of 2023

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He decided to make the two-hour drive this fall to continue his swimming and academic careers. Joe Miller from Columbus, Ohio, has announced his commitment to swim for Miami University (OH) as a member of their Class of 2027. Miller is currently finishing his senior season at Upper Arlington High School and swims with his club at Upper Arlington Swim Club. Miller will be the third Redhawk to graduate from Upper Arlington High School in as many years, joining the current freshman Avery Catalano and second graders Emma Schuler.

“I am pleased to announce my commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Miami University. Thank you to my coaches, family and friends who have helped me through this process. Go RedHawks!”

Miller, a winter junior qualifier, recorded his first standard for the meet last summer when he competed in a time trial at the summer edition of the meet. In the 50 free races, he undercut his personal best by three tenths of a second, touching it in 24:15.

Last spring, Miller was a finalist in both the 50th and 100th freestyles at the OHSAA Division I State Championships in swimming and diving. His best finish came in the 50 Free, where he touched in 21.21 to finish ninth. He was a bit quicker in the heats and finished in 21.10. He also added a 14th place finish in the 100 free (46.84).

Best SCY times

  • 50 free – 20.99
  • 100 free – 46.56

Miller will add depth to a Redhawk sprint group that will complete two of their top performers this spring. This year, the program was led by a former member of the Brazil junior national team Pedro Gueiros in both the 50 (20.35) and 100 (45.00) freestyles. Miller will spend a year overlapping with Uros Djokovic, who holds the program record in the 200 free with a 1:36.70.

With his lifetime bests, Miller will come just short of what it took to swim a second time at the 2022 Mid-American Swimming and Diving Championships last season. In 2022, 20.joe miller swimcloud68/45.90 made it to the B final.

Last season, Miami won its second Central American Swimming and Diving Championships title in as many years, finishing with 823 points. The head coach of the program, Hollie Bonewit-Cron was named Swimming Coach of the Year while five men were named to the All-MAC First Team.

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