Darren Miller

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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
Darren Miller is a motivational speaker and marathon swimmer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. who has completed the English Channel in 12 hours 4 minutes, Catalina Channel in 9 hours 15 minutes, Molokai Channel in 12 hours 12 minutes, Strait of Gibraltar in 3 hours 44 minutes, the Tsugaru Channel in 15 hours 55 minutes, and the Cook Strait on 21 March 2013 in 10 hours 42 minutes en route to his goal of the Oceans Seven. He is scheduled to attempt the North Channel in 2013 as his final challenge. Miller is currently the men's record holder of the 26-mile (42 km) Molokai Channel at 12:12:23 and the 26-mile (42 km) Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) down the Red River in Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.A. in 9 hours 11 minutes. Miller also completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on 23 June 2012 to join the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

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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. The race benefits the Heart Center at the hospital.

Miller is also a motivational speaker, and raises additional money for the Forever Fund through speaking to various groups and religious 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 the United States to push themselves through tough challenges as well.

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, and I don’t have time to waste because we never know when the Lord will call us home!”

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