Mike Miller has over 40 years of professional experience in aquatics administration. He possesses a Master’s Degree in Physical Education Administration from New Mexico State University. He served for 10 years as the head collegiate swim coach at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, and was the Director of Aquatics at three major universities. He led the opening of new multi-million dollar fitness and recreation facilities in aquatics at Wichita State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kirmayer Fitness Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Mike has extensive experience in teaching, training, and management of aquatics facilities. He has been an aquatics consultant in programming, risk management, teaching methods, swimming pool design and lifeguard training and has also served as an expert in aquatic injury litigation.
He served as a consultant and contributing author for the National Training Team for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Program. He was also a contributing author for the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association‘s Aquatic Director’s Handbook. Mike was a consultant for the Risk Management chapter for Aquatic Fitness Everyone, and co-authored a workbook entitled, A Study Guide Workbook for First Aid and Personal Safety.
Mike is a current instructor trainer for the American Red Cross in swimming and water safety, lifeguard training, First Aid and CPR. He is a current member of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He is an AAHPERD master clinician in aquatic facility management, life guarding and swimming, and aquatic program administration. He is also the inventor of "The Platform," which is used for deep-water swimming pool rescues and "The Children’s Learn to Swim Platform System." Mike is also a National Swimming Pool Foundation "Certified Pool Operator" and is a YMCA Certified Pool Operator on Location (P.O.O.L.) and Instructor.