PATRICK L. MILES
holds the distinction of being the first Arkansan to win a medal in
International Competition. In 1971, Patrick won the Gold Medal in
the 1500m freestyle in the Pan-American Games. Patrick was the
first Arkansan to qualify for Nation Competition (1969), and was
also the first Arkansan to win a medal in the Nationals (1970).
Patrick was “All-American” in three events, his
freshman year at South Illinois University. He was an Age Group
Champion in Arkansas, and a member of the Little Rock Racquet Club
Dolphin Swim Team, coached by Kees Oudegeest.