Cody Miller is Back: Swims 59.24 100 Breast for Career Best In-Season Time


After a battling a knee injury last Summer and Fall, Cody Miller is back to posting career top times. At the Bloomington stop of the Pro Swim Series tonight, Miller tore to a 59.24 100 breast, winning the event over Michael Andrew (59.52). Miller’s time was a new in-season best. His previous in-season best was 59.51 from a 2015 Pro Series meet in Santa Clara. Miller’s lifetime best is 58.87, which he swam for Bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Here is a comparison between Miller’s in-season best time from tonight versus his lifetime best from Rio:

Rio Olympics 2016
PSS – Bloomington 2019
50m 27.48 27.84
100m 31.39 31.40
Final Time 58.87 59.24

The only real difference between tonight’s swim and his Olympic final swim is that he was out just a bit faster in Rio than he was tonight. His time currently sits at 6th in the world this year, while World Record-holder Adam Peaty is the Current #1 with a 57.87.

In the wake of his knee injury last Summer, Miller did not qualify to the World Champs team for this year. However, his time from tonight would have won U.S. Nationals last Summer. Since he won’t be competing at World Champs this Summer, his peak meet will be the Pan American Games, where he is scheduled to swim the 100 breast.

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Rested swims now count as “in-season?” We read countless times how certain Indiana swimmers were resting for this meet.

Nothing against Miller, but the title is a bit much considering he rested and suited up for this meet.


I agree with you on the in-season part, but suited up? He’d suit up even if he wasn’t rested unless his name was Dressel.

CT Swim Fan

If you watched the post race interview, at least his chest was shaved. This must have been a confidence builder meet of some sort for him.


First off athletes at his level suit up for every meet. That isn’t something to cite. Second of all whether he was rested or not the atmosphere most definitely played a major roll, as this was some little pro series meet rather than the Olympic Games. Finally, he may have been rested but the odds of him being fully tapered like he would be for an international meet are slim. This was an incredible performance from him and he deserves all the credit he gets.


Cody said in his vlog he was tapering for this meet

Ol' Longhorn

Yeah, but it sounds like it was about 10 days. He was doing pully sprints with 100 lbs a week out. I’d say it sounds like a college conference meet taper for NCAA finalist types. He probably can get back to 58 very high later this summer.


He said on his YouTube video he and several other swimmers were tapering.

Definitely Not Cody Miller

Dolphin. Kicks. Are. Cheating.

You're beat

I trust the officials more than an angry commenter on swimswam.


have you tried watching video of any of Cody’s swims?

Definitely Not Cody Miller

So did Brendan Hansen.




Screw it he just swam a 59.2. Just let the guy be


Let it be 😉




Yeah let him cheat, he’s American, it’s ok.

The Truth

This comment could not be more false.


And Kitajima

Definitely Not Cody Miller

That’s seriously naive. When have officials ever cracked down on the extra dolphin kicks on a big market swimmer in the international scene?


He does one kick which is legal…? I don’t see “dolphin kicks”



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