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Thursday, May 23, 2013

It's Miller Time At U.S. Masters Swimming

Legally, operationally, strategically, Patty Miller has always quietly left her unselfish hand prints over the U.S. Masters Swimming's structure and swimming community. The long-time masters swimmer from Virginia occasionally attends professional open water swims with her husband Dr. Jim Miller who also received the Ransom Arthur Award.

The prestigious award was given to Miller as the individual who has done the most to further the objectives of Masters swimming. It is a recognition of her decades of efforts on behalf of adult swimmers that is well-deserved. Together with the 2003 U.S. Masters Swimming Dorothy Donnelly Service Award, the attorney from the Virginia Masters Swim Team is as comfortable making legal cases in high heels as she is navigating currents in the ocean.

Besides her volunteer work locally in Virginia, she is a board member and Legal Counsel to U.S. Masters Swimming and the U.S. Masters Swimming Liaison to USA Swimming.

The award is given in honor of Captain Ransom J. Arthur, M.D., the founder and father of masters swimming in the United States. Dr. Arthur often asked, "Why when this is so healthy for mind and body, should we ride around in golf carts instead of swimming from 25 till 100?"

Miller knows that answer well. With a lifetime of passionate voluntarism, she has set out to make swimming accessible to tens of thousands of adults as did the namesake of the award she richly deserves.

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