Michael Phelps Texted Ryan Murphy After The 2022 World Championships

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

6-time Olympic medalist and Speedo Athlete, Ryan Murphy, is happy with his 2022 World Championships performance. Apparently the GOAT Michael Phelps is as well. Ryan shared that Michael sent him a nice text after the competition.

It’s always interesting to talk with Ryan. He’s plain-spoken about his competition. In this podcast Ryan breaks down racing Thomas Ceccon, who broke Ryan’s world record in the 100 back, dropping a monstrous 51.6. Ryan earned silver with a 51.97, a mere .12 off his PB.

Ryan finally broke the seal, earning his first lcm World Championships individual gold medal in the 200 back, which is interesting because, apparently, Ryan and his coach Dave Durden focused on 100 back training on the long run-up to World Champs.

In the podcast the 4-time Olympic gold medalist confesses his awareness of his even-year success rate (thanks to his data-driven brother), talks Speedo backstroke tech suit development, and he unpacks what he thinks it’ll take to be in the hunt for gold at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

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Chris
23 days ago

omg he texted him?!

MarkB
24 days ago

Stop the presses!! Michael Phelps sent a text! (That was the takeaway for the headline writer from a 48 minute interview, I guess.)

Cate
Reply to  MarkB
22 days ago

Wondering why it bothered you so much.

Dressel GOAT
24 days ago

, I understand your podcasts are always sponsored by Speedo, but your compliments to the company are a bit cringe. You should have asked him why he lost the WR while wearing his apparently ” new special backtroke suit ” ?

Also: “…earning his first lcm World Championships individual gold medal in the 200 back, which is interesting because, apparently, Ryan and his coach Dave Durden focused on 100 back training on the long run-up to World Champs.”

No it’s because Rylov wasn’t there and he knows that.
Evgeny owns that event since 2017 and i can guarantee you that Ryan is praying each day that russians get banned from Paris so that… Read more »

Last edited 24 days ago by Dressel GOAT
Bossanova
Reply to  Dressel GOAT
24 days ago

Mel has a gold medal so I think I’ll go with him over the random commenter

Steve Nolan
Reply to  Dressel GOAT
24 days ago

How do you know how smart Usain Bolt is?

This is a weird comment.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Steve Nolan
24 days ago

@Steve Nolan: I thought of you, Steve, when I watched this short video. It’s like every day Braden (or Melvin) serves up a juicy topic, and then it’s your job to come in and make some “snappy” comments! Enjoy.

https://twitter.com/fletchmatlock/status/1548365829833494529?s=21&t=s1HME-HBIYqCf7yxeXMoRA

Reid
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
24 days ago

Russia should’ve been banned in 2016 and 2021 for their state sponsored doping regime. Even if by some miracle there is peace and Russian withdrawal by 2024, they still don’t belong in Paris unless they get themselves in order internally as well.

Chris
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
23 days ago

I think Russia should be banned from the games. If there is regime change and Russia withdraws, then they can rejoin the scene the following year. Until then, there should be no chance of Russia being recognized in any sport right now. Too much damage has been done.
That said, I respect Mel and his views on the subject. This is just something I feel very passionate about.

Last edited 23 days ago by Chris
Willswim
Reply to  Dressel GOAT
24 days ago

Lochte is not the smartest man in the world*

*citation needed

Cate
Reply to  Dressel GOAT
22 days ago

How many Olympic medals do you have?

fred
25 days ago

In case you missed it Thomas Ceccon went 51.3 100 fly last weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJrAJnzDhVI

Steve Nolan
25 days ago

In the podcast the 3-time Olympic gold medalist confesses his awareness of his even-year success rate (thanks to his data-driven brother), talks Speedo backstroke tech suit development, and he unpacks what he thinks it’ll take to be in the hunt for gold at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Isn’t it 4? Medley relay last year.

Admin
Reply to  Steve Nolan
25 days ago

Right you are, good catch!

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
25 days ago

That answer to the possible Russian ban for the next Olympics was straight out of the Gerrit Cole play book! I was laughing with embarrassment

Brian
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
25 days ago

Can you explain this further? I have never heard of Gerrit Cole and when I looked up the name it is some baseball player. What is the story related to a possible Russian ban?

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
Reply to  Brian
25 days ago

Gerrit Cole is a baseball pitcher, last season pitchers got in trouble for supposedly putting sticky substances on the ball to pitch better, there is a famous interview where Gerrit Cole, who was probably the highest profile pitcher to do it, was asked straight up if he used stuff on the ball and it was one of the most awkward moments ever, search, Gerrit Cole Spider Tack interview and you’ll probably see it

Brian
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
24 days ago

Thank you!

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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