Speedo has signed American Olympic champion and YouTube sensation Cody Miller to its roster of elite athletes ahead of the Olympic & Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer.
Cody won two medals (one gold, one bronze) at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and has been part of the USA national team since 2013. He specialises in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and is currently training for what will be his second Olympic Games.
Growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cody discovered his passion for swimming as a way to monitor his heart after being born with Pectus Excavatum, a condition that causes the breastbone and ribs to grow inwards.
Outside of the pool, Cody launched his YouTube channel Cody Miller Adventures, in 2017, where he shares weekly videos showcasing his training, racing, and his hobbies.
Cody says: “I am thrilled to finally announce my partnership with Speedo – I’ve been teasing this new partnership in my videos for a few weeks now. It hasn’t been the best kept secret – my YouTube audience picked up on it almost immediately!”
“I’ve been a huge fan of Speedo ever since I first started swimming. Growing up, all of my favourite Olympians were Speedo athletes, and now that I’m in this position, it’s hard for me to believe it’s real; I kind of want to pinch myself. Heading into this summer, I couldn’t be more excited to represent the world’s best swimming brand and race in the fastest suits available.”
Sean Kavanagh, Global Director of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship at Speedo said: “At Speedo, we believe that the water should be for everybody and we are always striving to encourage more people to get in the pool and experience the mental and physical benefits of swimming and Cody’s highly successful YouTube channel does exactly that. We are really excited to work with him to reach a new audience and inspire the next generation of swimmer.”
Cody joins an exciting list of American Team Speedo swimmers ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer including Caeleb Dressel, Abbey Weitzeil, Kathleen Baker, Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Nathan Adrian, Hali Flickinger and Becca Meyers.