Miller began swimming at age 10, and found success at a young age, breaking the 15-16 NAG’s in both the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke.
Torres earned a bronze medal for swimming for the third-place U. women's team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay final, together with teammates Mitzi Kremer, Laura Walker and Mary Wayte. She swam the second leg of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay for the winning U. team that included Nicole Haislett, Angel Martino and Jenny Thompson, and earned a gold medal for her efforts in the event final and first-round qualifying heat.
She lowered her initial American record by 1.62 seconds.
Burckle accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she swam for coach Gregg Troy's Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) competition from 2005 to 2008.
and was named the 2008 NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year by virtue of winning two NCAA national championships and breaking the oldest-standing women's NCAA swimming record by swimming a .60 in the 500-yard freestyle.
Dara Grace Torres (born April 15, 1967) is an American former competitive swimmer who is a twelve-time Olympic medalist and former world record-holder in three events. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she competed in the 50-meter freestyle, 4×100-meter medley relay, and 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and won silver medals in all three events.
Torres is the first swimmer to represent the United States in five Olympic Games (1984, 1988, 1992, 20), and, at age 41, the oldest swimmer to earn a place on the U. Torres has won twelve Olympic medals (four gold, four silver, four bronze), one of three women with the most Olympic women's swimming medals.
The others are fellow Americans Jenny Thompson and Natalie Coughlin. She has also won at least one medal in each of the five Olympics in which she has competed, making her one of only a handful of Olympians to earn medals in five different Games.
Torres won five medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics when, at age 33, she was the oldest member of the 2000 U. Torres accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she swam for the Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition under coach Randy Reese from 1986 to 1989.
She was named the SEC Athlete of the Year in 1988, SEC Female Swimmer of the Year in 19, and earned twenty-eight All-American swimming honors—the maximum number possible during a college career.
In November 2013, she was named as a recipient of the 2014 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, presented annually to six distinguished former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of their final school year of athletic eligibility.
At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Torres was a member of the winning U. women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay team, swimming in the first-round qualifying heat and earning a gold medal in the event final.