Ryan Held Did Golden Goggles, Finished his Masters, and Got Married all in One Month


  • January 11-14, 2023
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • LCM (50 meters)
  • Prelims/Finals
    • Prelims: 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Finals: 6:00 PM (EST), Day 1 4:00 PM
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Olympic champion Ryan Held takes us through his whirlwind December (which actually started in November) with Golden Goggles in New York City. From there, he went home for Thanksgiving while completing coursework for his master’s degree. After completing all of his coursework at the beginning of December, he had wedding prep, his wedding, and his honeymoon, then celebrated Christmas. Held said it was a hard first week of training once he got back into the swing of things in the pool, but that the second week actually went quite well, being in a relatively stress-free state of mine after a very busy few weeks.

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8 months ago

What did he get his masters in?

Reply to  Guy
8 months ago

Being an absolute cuddly beast.

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Reply to  Guy
8 months ago

According to his LinkedIn, Geographic Information Science and Cartography. It’s a GIS degree offered through an online program at NC State.

8 months ago

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