Finishing as the third best overall swimmer in his age group, Miller Albury made a splash at the Nationals Championship representing the Abaco Swim Club in 11 events, medalling in 9, June 14 through 18 in Nassau.
Miller brought home eight silver medals and one bronze for his efforts at the Royal Bank of Canada National Championships. He earned silver in 50, 100 and 200 meter backstroke; 50 and 100 meter freestyle; 50 and 100 meter backstroke; and 200 meter individual relay. He also received a bronze medal for 200 meter freestyle.
Miller then travelled to represent The Bahamas at the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) which were held June 23 – 27 in Aruba. He swam in five events and made it to the finals in the 100 backstroke, finishing 8th overall.
When asked about the other swimmers, Miller says that his competition was swimming “Crazy Fast!” Overall he was very pleased with his own performance, improving on 3 of his best times, and honoured to be a part of the Team again.
Miller was very proud of his teammates, especially his cousin Albury Higgs who he said came home with “all the bling!”
There were 17 countries participating and he travelled with 25 other swimmers from the Bahamas.
This year Miller moves up into the next age group, with faster time standards. He knows he needs to step up his training both locally and abroad in order to stay close to the pack. He says his goals for the 2012 – 2013 are to train hard, perfect his technique in all four disciplines, perform well again in the Nationals, and represent the Bahamas again next summer.