How Did Cody Miller Find A Way to Overcome a Health Condition & Win an Olympic Gold Alongside his Childhood Idol, Michael Phelps?

The Recap

Sam welcomes to the podcast, Olympic champion and eight-time American record holder in competitive swimming, Cody Miller. Cody is also a self-proclaimed movie buff, puppy enthusiast, food assassin, YouTuber and Water Jedi. In this episode, Sam and Cody chronicle Cody’s journey as an athlete, from overcoming a serious health condition when he was young to winning a gold medal alongside his lifelong idol, Michael Phelps. Cody shares his experiences as an elite Olympic athlete as well as life lessons he’s learned along the way. Among the most important things he’s learned, Cody stresses the importance of taking a moment to self-reflect and appreciate the moment. Finally, Cody shares the golden rule he tries to utilize every day.

Episode Highlights

01:08 – Introducing today’s guest, Cody Miller

02:06 – Sam takes a moment to thank her sponsor, Tumbl Trak and Right Rice

03:06 – Sam and Cody share their first memories of each other

05:07 – Cody’s journey as a young swimmer

06:22 – Joining a competitive club team and finding a way to push through adversity

12:44 – Cody opens up about a health scare he had at a young age

14:50 – How Cody overcame the mental obstacles that came with Pectus Excavatum

17:01 – How this condition affected Cody’s confidence

19:44 – The recruitment process and how Cody decided to attend Indiana University

23:50 – Training for the Olympics while balancing college life

25:06 – Little Five

26:12 – Cody recalls what it was like to be named to the 2016 Olympic team

27:27 – Highlights from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

29:04 – Cody recalls how it felt to meet his idol, Michael Phelps

33:17 – Sam takes a moment to thank her sponsors Tumbl Trak and Right Rice

34:25 – Life lessons Cody has learned from his Olympic swimming career

36:51 – The Olympic Blues

39:02 – What continues to motivate Cody

41:48 – Cody’s goals for 2020

43:05 – Nature vs. Nurture

45:18 – Intangible qualities that helped Cody become an Olympian

48:04 – Cody’s YouTube channel and vlog

53:11 – Cody reveals one thing people can do to get 1% better each day

54:39 – Where listeners can follow Cody

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