At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Ryan Murphy carried on an American backstroking tradition by winning the 100m and 200m backstrokes, and also setting a world record in his lead-off backstroke leg of the gold medal-winning U.S. 4x100m medley relay.
Murphy is a product of Jacksonville’s Bolles School and its renowned swim program, and is a massive Jacksonville Jaguars fan. Murphy’s hometown is not far from Caeleb Dressel’s, and growing up, Murphy would get upset that Dressel – who is a year younger – would often break many of Murphy’s local age-group records (except for backstroke).
|Date of Birth||July 2, 1995|
|Current Residence||Berkeley, CA|
When he was in a young kid in school, Ryan wrote in a dream book about his future goals. In it he wrote "I hope my swimming life continues and I become an Olympian when I grow up."