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Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist. World Record Holder. Florida Native.

Focused on the Future

When Ryan Murphy was just eight years old, he dreamed of becoming an Olympic swimmer and breaking world records. Thirteen years later, at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, his lifelong dream came true. There, Ryan not only became an Olympian, but he crushed his Olympic goals by winning three gold medals in the 100 meter backstroke, the 200-meter backstroke and the 4×100 meter medley relay, setting a new world record for the 100-meter backstroke.

Ryan comes from a family of swimmers. His sister Shannon and brother Patrick were both competitive swimmers growing up, and naturally as most younger siblings do, Ryan followed suit. Ryan emerged from follower to leader quickly; speeding past his siblings and countess competitors.

I am always striving for perfection. That is what success means to me.

Ryan Murphy



Tokyo Prep: You Never ‘Hit the Snooze Button’ in an Olympic Year

Ashley Boucher interviews Ryan Murphy about his training leading into this summer.


Ryan Murphy: Refocused & Ready to Make a Run in 2020

The January issue of Swimming World Magazine included a feature on Ryan Murphy, the triple Olympic champion from the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.  David Rieder interviewed Ryan about his performance at Worlds in 2019.  The profile takes a look at Murphy’s preparation for the 2020 Olympic season.


Ryan Murphy, Kathleen Baker, Chase Kalisz Headline Roster for ISL’s LA Current

Lenny Krayzelburg, who swept gold medals in the 100 and 200 back at the 2000 Olympics, has led the Los Angeles Current of the International Swimming League as general manager, and he has added two new American backstroke stars to his team. The world record-holders in the men’s and women’s 100 back, Ryan Murphy and Kathleen Baker, respectively, will headline Krayzelburg’s team.


Bridgestone Partners with Seven Inspiring U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Athletes on the Road to Tokyo 2020

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone), a subsidiary of the world’s largest tire and rubber company and a Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner, today announced its support for a group of seven Team USA Olympians and Paralympians on the road to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.


Ryan Murphy Wins a Battle of Olympic Champions in the 100m Backstroke

Ryan Murphy won a battle of Olympic champions in the 100m backstroke over Matt Grevers. The world-record holder clocked 52.99 seconds, moving to third in the world this year behind rivals Xu Jiayu and Evgeny Rylov.


Ryan Murphy Wants to Build on USA Swimming’s Legacy

On many teams, a 23-year-old would be a rookie, not a veteran. But after winning an Olympic gold medal in each of the three events he competed in at the 2016 Rio Games as a 21-year-old, USA’s Ryan Murphy has earned that veteran status, and his teammates agree.

Community Involvement


Ryan Murphy Visits Closter, New Jersey

Ryan visited the winners of the Gift the Gold Medal Experience.  He enjoyed meeting the Lee Family and all those at Closter’s Goldfish School.  Ryan appreciates all who donated to the #FloatItForward fundraising sweepstakes.


Berkeley Haas Insights: Ryan Murphy

Get inspired by Ryan Murphy, BS ’17 and American three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer, in this 2017 HaasX presentation.


National Team Swimmers Impact Communities in June

Ryan Murphy, Jordan Wilimovsky, Rowdy Gaines and Josh Davis teamed up for stop No. 3 on the USA Swimming Foundation’s 2019 Make-a- Splash tour. The four swimmers spent the day with the San Diego community discussing the importance of water safety.


Ryan Murphy Partners With Goldfish Swim School to Spread Awareness on Water Safety

Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC, the leading premier learn-to-swim franchise concept, is jumping into National Water Safety Month (May) in a big way. The brand has announced an official three-year partnership with three-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder, Ryan Murphy. Together, they join forces to spread the important message of water safety and drowning prevention.


Simone Manuel and Ryan Murphy to Serve as USA Swimming Foundation Ambassadors

The USA Swimming Foundation, the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, today welcomed Olympic gold medalists Simone Manuel and Ryan Murphy as its newest Ambassadors. The pair will join a talented roster of USA Swimming Foundation Ambassadors whose focus is to champion the Foundation’s mission of ‘Saving Lives & Building Champions – in the pool and in life.’

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