Ronald Parker Mills (born February 25, 1951) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist.
|Full name||Ronald Parker Mills|
|National team||United States|
|Born||February 25, 1951|
Fort Worth, Texas
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg)|
|Club||Burford Swim Club|
|College team||Southern Methodist University|
Mills competed at the age of 17 at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Individually, he won a bronze medal for his third-place finish in the men's 100-meter backstroke. He also swam the backstroke leg for the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter medley relay. After the Olympics, he attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he swam for the SMU Mustangs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. He went on to earn All-American honors and was the Southwest Conference champion in eight individual swimming events over a three-year span. He also swam on an American record-setting relay team, and was later inducted into the Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame.
- Ronnie Mills – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com