WATCH: Cody Miller Swims Personal Best in 200 BR at Bloomington PSS


Coming off his fiery 100 breastCody Miller continued his momentum off his injury comeback with a personal best in the 200 breast. Miller won the event with a 2:08.98, just 3/100 off the PSS record held by Andrew Wilson.

Miller blasted out the race in a 1:01.39 and continued to propel, splitting his last 100 in 33.05/34.54. Miller dropped 4 seconds from his prelims swim of 2:12.20 and 3 seconds off his season best of 2:11.94 from Des Moines.

The last time that Miller was sub-2:10 was at the 2016 US Olympic Trials, where he swam a 2:09.91. His former personal best came from the 2015 FINA/airweave World Swimming Cup in Moscow with a 2:09.09.

Moscow World Cup 2015 Bloomington PSS 2019
50m 29.24 28.93
100m 32.86 32.46
150m 32.92 33.05
200m 34.06 34.54
Final Time 2:09.08 2:08.98

In 2018, Miller’s season-best was a 2:10.59 from the 2018 Summer Nationals. He now ranks 15th in the world this year and is the top American. The top time in the world is Anton Chupkov‘s 2:07.00, setting only a 2-second gap between him and Miller.

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kristiina Allekõrs
2 years ago

Wow. 200m breast PB! He lungs is smaller than other rivals life long caused birth defect.

Reply to  kristiina Allekõrs
2 years ago

It is unlikely that his pectus excavatum would have any affect on lung size.

Stan Crump
2 years ago

I’m thinking with a couple of better turns, he could have been under 2:08.

2 years ago

Turns, taper, we could see a 2:07 high. Maybe. But probably not until Tokyo

Ol’ Gator
Reply to  DEAN IS GOD
2 years ago

Early prediction, 4 US swimmers go 2:07 at Olympic trials

Reply to  Ol’ Gator
2 years ago

I think 4 have the potential, but 200 breast never seems to be super fast at big meets, even when there’s lots of really quick guys there. Not sure whether it’s because it helps the rhythm to be slightly more relaxed or that race strategies to win a Champs (normally back halfing it) simply don’t correspond to very quick times.

Reply to  DEAN IS GOD
2 years ago

Pretty sure Cody said he is tapered for this meet.

2 years ago

It’s great to see a guy who openly battled a tough 2018 season be all the way “back” like this!

Benjamin Van Der Wel
Reply to  SwimGeek
2 years ago

Totally! His vlog has been great to see how his determination and perseverance propels him so often. And to see this swim and his 100 BR was wonderful.

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