team bridgestone athlete ryan murphy

About Ryan

Ryan Murphy started breaking records as soon as he started swimming at age 5 and has quickly emerged as one of the biggest stars in the sport. While at the University of California, Berkeley, he swept both the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events at the NCAA Championships for four straight years. Murphy owns American Records in the 100 yard backstroke, 200 yard backstroke, 50 meter backstroke, 100 meter backstroke and 50 short course meters backstroke. In his Olympic Games debut at Rio 2016, Murphy won three golds. In addition to sweeping the backstroke events in Rio, Murphy helped the U.S. win gold in the 4x100m medley relay with a lead-off backstroke leg that set a world record. He turned pro in 2017 after being named the PAC 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year and completed his B.S. in Business Administration from the prestigious Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. As one of the most dominant swimmers in the world, Murphy swept the backstroke events at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, won six medals (three gold and three silver) at the 2018 Swimming World Championships in Hangzhou, China, and was named the 2018 Male Athlete of the Year by USA Swimming at its annual Golden Goggle Awards. A native of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Murphy is passionate about giving every child the opportunity to learn how to swim and being a role model to young swimmers. The 24-year-old currently trains in Berkeley, Calif. with a goal to make his second-straight Olympic Games appearance in Tokyo where he can become the first American to sweep the backstroke events at two different Olympic Games.

Career Highlights

2014-2017

Swept backstroke events at the NCAA national championships in 4 straight years

2014-2017

2016

Won 3 gold medals and set 100m backstroke world record at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

2016

2018

Won 6 world championship medals and named USA Swimming’s Male Athlete of the Year

2018

2019

Won 3 silver medals at world championships (now has 17 world medals in his career)

2019