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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



NBC Chicago

It is 100 days out from the Olympic Games and Michelle Relerford interviews Ryan Murphy regarding his preparation leading into this summer.  Michelle asks Ryan about his feelings reflecting on Rio and his hopes regarding Tokyo 2021.   


Ryan Murphy Making A Positive Impact On Young Lives Through The Jay Fund


Ryan Murphy talked to Swim Swam about his collaboration with the Jay Fund.  In 1996, Tom Coughlin started the foundation to assist families with emotional and financial needs, due to childhood cancer.


A 3-time gold medalist’s hopes of competing in another Olympics this summer came to an agonizing halt over the course of a whirlwind week

Meredith Cash provides a very accurate description of Ryan Murphy’s emotions since March 2020.  Ryan provides details of how he learned the the Tokyo Olympic Games would be postponed.


Champion’s Mojo Podcast

What is the best way to productively deal with pressure? Olympic gold medal backstroke swimmer Ryan Murphy joins hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker to talk about how he deals with pressure in his life, both in and out of the pool.


Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy staying ‘locked in’ as he looks to 2021 (FULL INTERVIEW) | NBC Sports

Ryan Murphy joins Mike Tirico to discuss maintaining his winning mindset with the 2020 Olympics postponed, how he’s training and staying focused on Tokyo in 2021 and getting access to train in pools.


Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy Swears by This Breakfast Every Day

Ryan describes his diet routine.  He keeps it very simple and listens to his body.  Watch the video to hear Ryan’s thoughts.


How Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy Trains for Gold

Ryan speaks to Emily Shiffer about his weight room routine and how the skills make him a better swimmer.  Joel Smith, Ryan’s performance weight room coach, directs Ryan through a few exercises.


Sports Business Radio Podcast

Ryan joins Sports Business Radio to discuss his preparation for the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for this summer.  Murphy shares details about this training regimen, and how the one year delay due to the pandemic has impacted him.  As a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and Haas School of Business, Murphy is well versed when it comes to business and investing, so Murphy shares his thoughts on those topics as well.  And he tells us what his go to pre-race meal is – which might surprise you.


Sports Byline USA

On Titilating Sports, Ryan Murphy joins Rick on the show to discuss his preparations for the  2020 (now 2021) Olympics, his gold-medal winning performances, his time at Cal, and what it’s like to participate with so many iconic athletes.


Gold on Hold

Ryan Murphy and Caeleb Dressel keep swimming towards Olympic dreams.  Clayton Freeman explains how Murphy and Dressel are adjusting to the delay of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.


Ryan Murphy, backstroke king in Rio, motivated by foes foreign and domestic

Ryan competes in his first long course meet, since early March 2020.  He reflects on moments in his career when he appreciates the confidence he gained from veterans.  Now, he wants to do the same for the next generation.


Digital Journal chats with Ryan Murphy at 2021 TYR Pro Swim Series in Texas

Ryan chatted with Digital Journal’s Mark Papadatos at a virtual mixed zone after the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in San Antonio, Texas.


3-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy pushed his car up a hill as a creative workout alternative during quarantine

Meredith Cash spoke to Ryan Murphy about the ways he’s getting creative with his workouts during quarantine.


New Opportunity w/ Nathan Adrian, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Lochte & Cody Miller | Off the Blocks S3, Ep 1

USA Swimming produces its first episode of season 3 of  ‘Off the Blocks’.  Nathan Adrian, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Lochte and Cody Miller, address the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the swimmers’ first experience at Trials, what they did in their free time before Coronavirus to offset the pressures of training, and how they are shifting their focus to Trials next year.

Off the Blocks – Season 3 – Episode 2

USA Swimming produces ‘Off the Blocks’.  This episode spotlights Nathan Adrian’s battle with testicular cancer and how returning to swimming after his surgeries has been his “home.” Cody Miller, Ryan Murphy and Ryan Lochte also make appearances to talk about their love for the sport, their favorite Olympic moment and how they plan to proceed now that the Olympic Trials and Olympics have been postponed a year.


3-Time Gold-Medal Swimmer Ryan Murphy Speaks on the Postponement of the Tokyo Games, How It’s Affected Training, and What an Olympic-Level Athlete Does in Quarantine

Luke Norris discusses Ryan’s dreams as a young boy, as well as his accomplishments at the NCAA level and in Rio at the Olympic Games.  Then, Luke interviews Ryan about his feelings regarding the 2020 Olympics being postponed.


Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy shares how he’s creatively training during COVID-19 outbreak

For The Win spoke with Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy — who won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 100-meter backstroke (and broke that world record), 200-meter backstroke and the 4×100 medley relay — about his reaction to the postponement. We also talked to the 24-year-old American, who trains at California Aquatics in Berkeley, about how he’s coping with the change and what he’s doing to get creative with his workouts.


Swimmer Ryan Murphy on Team USA’s Strong Sense of Community After Olympics Postponement

Ashley Boucher interviews Ryan Murphy about his feelings after he heard the news about the Tokyo Olympics 2020 being postponed.


Gene Frenette: Ryan Murphy has the right perspective on Olympics postponement

Ryan Murphy, Jacksonville’s triple-gold medalist, has the right perspective on the Summer Games being postponed until 2021.  His heart goes out to medical professionals battling the coronavirus.  Ryan keeps a healthy perspective outside the pool.


Everything you need to know about Olympic gold-medal swimmer Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy was born at Palos Community Hospital and his family lived in Evergreen Park, Illinois.  He’s very proud of his south-side Irish Chicago roots.


3-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy shares the lasting investing lesson he learned when he was 13

Ryan discusses his interest in investments with Kathleen Elkins.  Ryan explains that his father and grandfather greatly influenced him at a young age.


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.


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, 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


Olympic champion Ryan Murphy, Tom Coughlin Jay Fund team up for young cancer patients

Olympic swimming champion Ryan Murphy and the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, founded by the former Jaguars coach, are using technology to connect with young cancer patients during the coronavirus pandemic.  In 2018, Murphy joined Tom Coughlin for a round of visits for cancer patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  In 2020, Murphy connected with patients again, but did it remotely, having conversations with children from both Jacksonville and New York.


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.


Inside with Brett Hawke: Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy spoke to Brett Hawke.  This interview occurred the day before the official announcement regarding the Olympics being postponed.


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.’


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.

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