USA Swimming Team Physician, USMS Coach and Swimmer, Jim Miller, To Be Inducted Into MISHOF


The Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame (MISHOF) is proud to announce that Dr. Jim Miller will be inducted into the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2019 during the MISHOF Induction ceremony in St. Louis, MO, on Friday evening, September 13, 2019, to be held in conjunction with the United States Aquatic Sports convention.  The MISHOF Induction Ceremony is open to the public and free of charge, so come join ISHOF in honoring Jim Miller.


Jim Miller, physician; Photo Courtesy: Mahoney

About Jim Miller

Jim Miller has been involved in all aspects of masters swimming and aquatics.  His eclectic aquatic experiences as an athlete, coach, official, physician, leader and lecturer have given him a wealth of knowledge and experience beyond words. And only a person of Miller’s seemingly unlimited talents could fit all his contributions to aquatics and masters swimming into one lifetime.

In 1986, at the age of 35, Miller achieved his first individual top ten time as a masters swimmer and that same year he received the first Coach of the Year Award presented by USMS. Three years later, in 1999, he received the Dr. Ransom Arthur award for his contributions to masters swimming.


USMS swimmer and Coach of the Year; Photo Courtesy: Jim Miller

When Miller was elected president of USMS in 2001, he laid the groundwork for the organization to make a switch from an all-volunteer organization to a professionally managed national governing body with a paid staff.  And with Miller’s help, USMS put on what was then the largest FINA Masters World Championships in Palo Alto, California in 2006.

As a physician, he has served as Chairman of the USMS Medical Committee, as team physician for USA Swimming at the Olympics, World Championships and at open water events since 1996. He has been a member of the FINA Medical Committee since 2001 and lectures around the world on the benefits of masters sports, nutrition and shoulder injuries for FINA and the International Olympic Committee. He has also given insight on the physical effects of shaving on swimming performance.


2016 Rio Olympics; Photo Courtesy: Jim Miller

Miller will be inducted as part of a group of nine (9) outstanding individuals that will be inducted at MISHOF’s annual ceremony. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in conjunction with the 2019 United States Aquatic Sports Convention.

MISHOF Induction Class of 2019

The prestigious MISHOF class of 2019 includes five swimmers, one diver, one synchronized swimmer, one water polo player and one contributor, from five (5) different countries: the USA, Canada, Lithuania, Brazil and Japan:
















Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame

View all inductees in the Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Get more information about nominating a candidate for the 2020 MISHOF Induction class.


The purpose of the MISHOF is to promote a healthy lifestyle, lifelong fitness and participation in adult aquatic programs by recognizing the achievements of individuals who serve as an example for others. To be considered, honorees must have participated in Masters programs through at least four different masters age groups and are qualified by an objective point system based on world records, world top 10 rankings and World Championship performances. The MISHOF is a division of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, please visit ISHOF website.


The International Swimming Hall of Fame, Inc. (ISHOF), established in 1965, is a not-for-profit educational organization located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Recognized by FINA, the International Olympic Committee’s recognized governing body for the aquatic sports in 1968, its mission is to preserve the history of swimming, celebrate the heroes, promote the benefits and importance of swimming as a key to fitness, good health, quality of life, and the water safety of all children and adults, and connect older generations of swimmers to youth.

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  1. avatar
    Terry Miffleton

    Congratulations Jim on a very well deserved award
    . We are so very fortunate to have you as a coach. You have taught so many of us to swim and to love the sport. ACAC Master’s are all so proud of you! Such a wonderful honor for you and for RVA Swimming.

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    Congratulations Jim!

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    Terry Sue Gault

    This is so exciting! Jim. You have been such a guiding force for Masters swimming here in VA, the US and internationally. I feel so lucky to have you as a coach. Because of the positive encouragement to your swimmers, your knowledge and leadership in our sport, you have earned this honor. I could not be more proud to call you my coach.

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