Biography – Tom Miazga

Tom MiazgaTom Miazga lives an incredibly active lifestyle, regardless of his Cerebral Palsy that requires him to use a wheelchair. Miazga is the Head Coach for three different swim programs, a CrossFit coach, and formerly a 6th-grade mathematics teacher in Whitefish Bay. He is a former US Paralympic Swimmer, and currently the two-time Fittest Seated Man on Earth. Miazga also serves as the US Paralympic Swimming Representative on the Athletes Advisory Council of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

From a young age, Miazga felt the water was a special place. Miazga found Paralympic Swimming in 2006 during his freshman year of high school. Inclusively a part of his high school swim team, swimming quickly became Miazga’s passion as he found himself competing at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games at the age of 17. He would collect 13 international medals, 35 National Championship Titles, and set the American Record in eight different events.

Upon retiring from competitive swimming in 2015, Tom joined a local CrossFit gym for functional and mobility purposes. He quickly found his competitive nature was still present and began competing in events through the WheelWOD, an organization driven to provide functional fitness to adaptive athletes. Miazga would go on to win the 2017 Regional competition and move up to win the WheelWOD CrossFit Games in Toronto, ON in both 2018 and 2019.

Tom is now the Head Site Coach at Ozaukee Aquatics and Head Coach of the Whitefish Bay High School Team. He also coaches at his CrossFit gym, Adapt and Conquer CrossFit, where he recently began his own adaptive athlete program.