Cody Miller & IU Pros Were Training In Evansville Prior To Olympic Delay

In his most recent YouTube vlog posted on Wednesday, two-time Olympic medalist Cody Miller revealed to his fans that he and a small group of Indiana pros had been training in Evansville prior to the postponement of the Olympics on Tuesday.

At the beginning of the video, Miller shows himself outside of Evansville’s Lloyd Pool as he finds out about the Games being moved back. He describes how over the past two weeks, since the COVID-19 pandemic prevented college swimmers from training at all (he usually trains with the Indiana Hoosiers), he had been alternating staying one night at home in Bloomington and the next in Evansville, making the two-hour drive once per day. This allowed him to be in the water every day.

“I feel weird, I feel very, very weird,” he said upon hearing the Olympic news. “I think this kind of makes it official that it’s definitely being postponed, and that’s definitely the right thing to do. The motivation to go to the pool now has just evaporated.

“I really didn’t want to push this off another year. The mental aspect, the toll that it takes. The structuring your life around everything, all of that.”

Evansville is the hometown of fellow IU pro Lilly King, who had been joining Miller at the practices. Annie Lazor, Bailey Andison and Laura Morley were the other three athletes he mentioned that were coming to practice that day. Hoosier head coach Ray Looze was also present at the workout, which they still ended up completing.

The vlog then shifts to Miller the day prior, before the Olympics were deferred, where he outlines three key reasons why they should be postponed: health and safety, an uneven playing field, and clean sport.

Miller, who won Olympic gold in the men’s 400 medley relay at the 2016 Games in Rio and added an individual bronze in the 100 breaststroke, says that he’s been in contact with pool companies and plans on getting one installed in his backyard so he can continue to swim during the pandemic.

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Swimmom
2 years ago

I think it’s odd that they continued to get together in small groups? Quarantine means NOT with people you don’t live with except to get essentials. Indiana had 112 new cases in one day, 500+ with 14 deaths. 😳.

dmswim
Reply to  Swimmom
2 years ago

I agree. I saw an Instagram post of another Olympic hopeful (I honestly can’t remember who right now) after he did a Crossfit workout at a gym. He and five other guys had their arms around each other for the photo. They were definitely not a good example of social distancing.

Swimmom
Reply to  dmswim
2 years ago

In this case Indiana isn’t social distancing, they are shelter in place. Not sure about the situation that you witnessed as there are 4 levels of quarantine but agree the lowest is social distancing. Honestly everyone needs to just stay home so everyone can het back to training quicker!

dmswim
Reply to  Swimmom
2 years ago

SWIMMOM, I don’t think it was an Indiana swimmer who made the Instagram post.

Seth
2 years ago

I have met Cody. He is a nice man and has encouraged me to keep competitively swimming.

Yuri
2 years ago

Andrei Minakov eats this man for breakfast

Thinking Cap
2 years ago

Cody lives for the cringe, remember when he came out about dealing with “an injury” after a bad year. This man loves the attention more then most

Bigswimdude
Reply to  Thinking Cap
2 years ago

The guy is out here doing what he loves, and is a great advocate of swimming to all sorts of audiences. Not often are people as open about swimming and the pro life as him, and he provides a great insight to the sport and the athletes. Don’t know why you seem so butthurt about him

Xman
Reply to  Thinking Cap
2 years ago

I find him to be very positive, and look forward to his videos on Wed mornings. He knows how to embrace the suck and does it gladly me motivated and positive to sit in rush hour morning traffic.

Happy to see how he has found a way to develop an awesome hobby and be able to make money with it. Hope this leads to a post swimming career for him.

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Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Xman
2 years ago

Narrator: It won’t.

DBSwims
Reply to  Thinking Cap
2 years ago

So according to you, Dressel is cringe because he got into a scooter accident in 2018. Also, I guess Ledecky is cringe because she got sick at worlds last year.

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Thinking Cap
2 years ago

Remember when he vowed to change his pullout forever then do his regular dolphin kicks at the very next meet? I ‘member

Cate
Reply to  Thinking Cap
2 years ago

Then don’t watch it. See? Easy peasy

PhillyMark
2 years ago

Hadn’t really thought about how the pandemic would hamper drug testing, especially this close to the Games.

Cate
Reply to  PhillyMark
2 years ago

I never did either until I saw his VLog

Lkg4dmcrc
Reply to  PhillyMark
2 years ago

Imagine China and their government given free for all on doping and also being able to not allow doping control to enter the country or certain areas. I suspect some world breaking 400 IMs once again.

The Fish
2 years ago

Hopefully not Lloyd Pool!

Help
2 years ago

Someone’s gotta tell Cody to stop vlogging. Not even a hater just can’t deal with all the cringe.

DBSwims
Reply to  Help
2 years ago

Let the man vlog. If you think its cringe, then just don’t watch them.

Lol
Reply to  DBSwims
2 years ago

I hope he sees this bro

Mark
Reply to  Help
2 years ago

If it makes you uncomfortable, then don’t watch.

USA
Reply to  Help
2 years ago

I mean, you gotta stay relevant somehow.

swimfast
Reply to  Help
2 years ago

i actually don’t think they’re that cringey. he seems confident and that helps…some things he says are so weird, but it’s funny cause he just goes along with it. it would be cringey if it was someone more socially awkward doing it

Cate
Reply to  Help
2 years ago

No one is forcing you to watch

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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