Name: Ryan Murphy
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Backstroke, 200 Backstroke
Height: 6-3
DOB: 7/2/1995
Birthplace: Palos Heights, Ill.
Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
High School: The Bolles School (Jacksonville, Fla.) ‘13
College: University of California, Berkeley ‘17, Business Administration
Team/Club: California Aquatics/Bolles
Coach(es): Dave Durden
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); six-time Olympic medalist (4 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (4x100 medley relay), silver (200-meter backstroke), bronze (100-meter backstroke), 5th (mixed 4x100-meter medley relay)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold (4x100 medley relay, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – silver (200 backstroke, 400 medley relay, 400 mixed medley relay), 4th (100 backstroke)
  • Years of participation: Long Course – 2015, 2017, 2019; Short Course – 2012, 2018
  • Medals: 17 (7 golds, 8 silvers, 2 bronze)
  • Gold – 2018 (100 backstroke, 400 medley relay, 200 mixed medley relay); 2017 (400 medley relay, 400 mixed medley relay); 2015 (400 medley relay); 2012 (400 medley relay)
  • Silver – 2019 (200 backstroke, 400 medley relay, 400 mixed medley relay); 2017 (200 backstroke); 2015 (400 mixed medley relay)
  • Bronze – 2017 (100 backstroke), 2012 (200 backstroke)
Personal: Son of Pat and Katy Murphy...Has one older brother, Patrick and one older sister, Shannon...Interests include sailing, home improvement projects and watching sports...His grandpa has written over 100 math books...Mom has a master’s in math, his dad works in finance, his brother has a master's in data analytics, his sister is a Physical Therapist, and his uncle writes math books, making them a math family...He lives in a house with Olympic silver medalist Josh Prenot...Owns the highest driver club head speed at the Tilden Golf Club...Watches First Take almost every morning...Passionate about water safety and worked with both the USA Swimming Foundation and Goldfish Swim School to spread awareness about water safety...Wears festive socks on race days...Favorite professional sports teams are the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and Jacksonville Jaguars...Enjoys playing golf, going to nice dinners with the guys, cooking, and investing money...Fascinated by the stock market.