Nicholas Ryan Miller
Coach Nick has been a competitive swimmer since age eight. He grew up in the Newville area, went to Big Spring, swam for the Aquatic Club and High School teams, and also did Cross Country and Track in high school. When in high school, he held school top 10 times in relays, freestyle, and breaststroke. All 4 years, he made the medal stand at the Mid Penn and Districts meets. In 2001 and 2002, made the state meet in relays. After High school, he attended HACC. However, they didn’t have a swim team, so he swam Masters at Carlisle YMCA.
Coach Nick has coached age-group swimmers and masters swimmers. He started his coaching right out of high school, assistant coaching 2002-2005 at Big Spring Aquatic Club. Fall 2005 through summer 2006, he was the Head coach at South Middleton Swim Club. Fall 2006 through winter 2007, he was Head Coach/ Aquatics Coordinator at Sussex Family YMCA in Delaware. Spring 2007 through the end of 2008, he tried the other side of aquatics being a Regional Manager for American Pool Company, staffing lifeguards for pools and cleaning and fixing swimming pools in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, MD areas. Coach Nick then returned to his hometown to take over at Big Spring Aquatic Club, and started a USA swim team from 2009-2013. In the time he was with clubs, he has had Divisional Champs, All Star Champs, Mid Cap Champs, team records set, meet records set, and also won CASL A Division. Coach Nick had USA Swimmers make JO’s and Senior Champs, and swimmers trained with him to make high school Districts and States. Coach Nick worked at Capital Area Intermediate unit working with kids with special needs. He took some time off from coaching to get married in June 2014 to his wife, Mindy, and start a family with her and her daughter, Violet. In 2015, they had another little girl, Ava. Coach Nick also works full time at JLG in Shippensburg.
Coach Nick enjoys watching the growth of young people not only through athletic advancement, but also through the opportunity afforded by the many valuable life lessons learned through competitive swimming.