South Esk swimmer Aran Miller competing at Down Syndrome World Championships

Aran Miller
Aran Miller

South Esk’s Aran Miller is on his way to Truro in Nova Scotia to compete at his fourth DSISO Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships.

The 24-year-old heads to Canada having achieved five world titles in Loana, Italy (2012), six in Morelia, Mexico (2014) and nine in Florence, Italy, (2016).

After breaking his own short-course world record in the 400-metre individual medley at a Launceston time trial on Saturday, Miller is the holder of 10 short-course and nine long-course national records and four short-course and eight long-course world records.

Miller said he is honoured to be selected and aiming to be rewarded for the years of hard work and dedication leading up to this event.

“We are very proud of Aran’s achievements and the contribution he has made to the South Esk Swimming Club and the sport of swimming in Tasmania,” South Esk president Jayne Shepherd said. 

“He continues to amaze us. He’s going from strength to strength, achieving new national and world records consistently.

“I don’t think many people realise how incredible it is for an athlete of any ability to achieve world class performances over a sustained period of time.”