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Trish Miller

Water safety advocate

Public health professional Trish P. Miller founded SwemKids to keep children safe in and around water.

Inspired by Trish’s near drowning experience as an adult, SwemKids is an elementary and middle school swim and water safety program that equips black children and their families with the skills and the wherewithal to overcome socio-cultural norms about swimming. The program helps children develop a healthy relationship with the water by introducing them to it early and often.  

Trish graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in economics and received master’s degrees in business administration and in public health  from the College of William and Mary and Emory University, respectively.