Darren Miller

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Darren Miller winning the 2012 END-WET marathon swim from North Dakota to Minnesota down the mighty Red River
Penn State Altoona commencement speaker and Oceans Seven swimmer Darren Miller, photo courtesy of Steve Haumschild in the Molokai Channel
Darren Miller in Keystone Lake - Derry, Pennsylvania
Cathy and Darren presenting check on behalf of Team Forever to the Forever Fund at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Jen Schumacher, Jamie Patrick, Oliver Wilkinson and Darren on African soil after the Strait of Gibraltar.
Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai, Hawaii
Darren Miller's course across the Tsugaru Channel starting in Kodomari, Japan on Honshu and finishing near Shirakami Misaki on Hokkaido
Three Rivers Marathon Swim, a charity swim in Pennsylvania, hosted by Darren Miller
Darren Miller is a motivational speaker, race director, and marathon swimmer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. who became the second man, second American, and fourth person overall to achieve the Oceans Seven. Miller was the first swimmer in history to achieve the feat on all first attempts. Darren Miller was named one of the 101 Movers And Shakers In The Open Water Swimming World by the Daily News of Open Water Swimming for 2013 and received a nomination for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year Award. Miller, along with Sarah Thomas, won the Barra Award in 2013 by voting members of the Marathon Swimmers Forum.


Marathon Swimming Career

Miller completed the following major swims during his career:

Miller is currently the men's record holder of the 26-mile (42 km) Molokai Channel at 12:12:23. Miller also completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on 23 June 2012 to join the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Miller is a lifetime member of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association.

Miller is also the President, and co-founder of the United States Winter Swimming Association, and has participated in the Winter Swimming World Championships in Rovaniemi, Finland in 2014.

Event Director

Miller has organized and is hosting the Three Rivers Marathon Swim, a 30 km marathon swim to be held in September 2015. The course includes a 10 km swim in the Ohio River, Allegheny River, and Monongahela Rivers. It is an invitational race of 20 solo swimmers and 10 quad relays.

Team Forever

Miller is swimming to benefit his non-profit, Team Forever and the Forever Fund, a fund he co-founded that aids families in their struggle to afford the costs associated with infant cardiothoracic surgery at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Charitable donations may be made at Miller's website. Miller is fully-sponsored in his journey by Trustmont Financial Group, therefore allowing 100% of all donations to go back to the Forever Fund.

Miller is the race director and founder of the UPMC Children's Hospital Foundation 5K Open Water Challenge which is held annually at Keystone State Park in Derry, Pennsylvania, and the Three Rivers Marathon Swim in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The races benefit the Forever Fund at the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Miller is also a professional speaker, and raises additional money for the Forever Fund through speaking to corporate events, university and other organizations. His motto, "Every Breath A Gift", is the motivating force behind his desire to push the boundaries of what is possible, and inspire the youth of our nation to challenge themselves to see what they can achieve.

Forever Fund

Forever (Forever Fund & Team Forever) is a song by the Dropkick Murphys which has always reminded me of my grandmother - someone who inspires me to live the best life I can. She taught me that success has nothing to do with your pocketbook, but by how you treat someone who can do you absolutely no good. I have realized that life is short through the loss of several friends due to drugs and violence. I don’t have time to waste because we never know when the Lord will call us home!”

Athletic History


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