Olympic medalist Cody Miller gave swimmers back home a vlog tour of the entire Omaha pool and venue following the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials meet last week.
As Miller enters the venue, he jokingly spotted his “greatest accomplishment”: getting his face on one of the doors. After routinely getting checked and scanned in, he takes the camera through the “massive” grand hall, which was converted into the warm-up area and athlete lounge space. There were numerous TVs set up for results and watching the meet live. Throughout the area were little set-up changing tents for athletes that need to get ready on the go. Along with the notable 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool, Miller reveals a second 10-lane, 50-meter warm-up pool in the back area, which is also connected to a six short course lane pool.
Going through the race-ready motions, Miller stepped through the last call room and showcased a set of stairs that leads to the final seating room before the walkway to the competition pool. Exiting the pool, there is a media zone for post-race interviewing and clothing bin pickup area.
Miller also walked through the venue’s Aqua Lounge, which featured the Guinness World Record for the Largest Kick Board in the World as well as a set-up Speedo apparel store. Towards the end of the tour portion of the vlog, Miller showed off scenes of the colorful light show that kicked off each evening finals session.
Miller summed up the Omaha experience as, “Put this on your list of things to do…Make it a priority to someday go to a U.S. Olympic Trials, as a competitor or as a spectator. It is an incredible, wonderful experience.” More insightful quotes Miller said throughout the vlog include:
- “We swim for a variety of reasons.”
- “We train for moments like this.”
- “One day, this could be you.”
- “You are much more capable than you realize.”
- “DREAM BIG.”
In the latter half of the vlog, Miller admitted that, “This meet didn’t go the way that I wanted it to. It could’ve been better.” He says that he will go into more detail about his personal Trials experience in a separate video. Miller swam in the 100 breast and 200 breast in Omaha, where he made it to both events’ semifinals. He bested 1:00.37 for 11th in the 100 breast prelims and hit 2:12.17 in the 200 breast prelims for 11th, followed by a 14th-place finish in semifinals at 2:12.71.
For more Cody Miller content, check out all four of his recent June vlogs down below:
- 6/14/21: FastSKIN 4.0 – The Future of Fast – Reaction & Review
- 6/9/21: Pre Olympic Trials TALK
- 6/7/21: My History with Olympic Trials
- 6/2/21: Tapering for Olympic Trials
YouTube Vlog: “Tour US Olympic Trials 2021”