Ryan Murphy Looks to Times, not Points, on 1st Day in Budapest (Video)


  • Group B, Match 2
  • Saturday, October 26 – Saturday, October 27, 2019
  • 6:00-8:00 PM Local Time – UTC+2 (12:00-2:00 PM, U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Duna Arena, Budapest, Hungary
  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
  • ESPN3 Live Stream Links:
  • Group B: Iron, LA Current, London Roar, New York Breakers
  • Start Lists (pre-meet)

Reported by Anne Lepesant/Jared Anderson.


1.    Ryan Murphy – LA Current – 1:49.40
2.    Christian Diener – London Roar – 1:50.53
3.    Markus Thormeyer – New York Breakers – 1:51.57
4.    Adam Telegdy – Iron – 1:51.93
5.    Robert Glinta – Iron – 1:52.66
6.    Tom Shields – LA Current – 1:52.77
7.    Grigory Tarasevich – New York Breakers – 1:54.33
8.    Peter Bernek – London Roar – 1:54.95

Ryan Murphy followed up his win from last weekend with another this weekend, taking .47 seconds off his time in the process. The LA Current earned another win her by a comfortable margin, bringing their win tally up to 3 (out of 8 events) for the day. The race was fairly spread out behind Murphy, with 5.55 seconds separating 1st from 8th. Christian Diener was 2nd again this week, touching just .01 seconds slower than his time from last week. Tom Shields was 6th again this week, but managed to take over a second off his time in his 2nd race of the day.

Murphy and Shields continue to be the working 200 back duo for the Current as they went 1-6 again. After losing Pebley in this event, the Breakers have luckily maintained their 3-7 finish with Thormeyer and Tarasevich. Both the Roar and Iron have stayed the same in this event as well.

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Isn’t RYAN MURPHY just the perfect representative for ISL, for TEAM USA, and for swimming in general.
What a lovely interview!

Jambo Sana

I see 3 silvers for Murphy in Tokyo (or even some bronze) at best. Jiayu and Rylov are too good now. And with Peaty, the Brits are going to be favs in the relay.

Sir Swimsalot

Murphy has been a tad inconsistent with his times but I’m not worried right now. He went 51 and 1:53 at Pan Pacs in 2018.

Old Man Chalmers

he could win the 100 if he does another 51


Could take a WR to win next year.


I’d agree. But, we’ve also thought the same thing since Rio, and the record hasn’t dropped since, even though two more have gotten under 52 since then.


The Brits won’t be the faves for the relay despite their win at Gwangju. It’s very unlikely Scott will repeat his anchor split or that the American anchor will be that slow next year.


Peaty was not the reason they won the medley relay at Worlds

Ol' Longhorn

It was Sun Yang for pissing off Duncan Scott.


If he performs well, he would be on themixed medley that might win. Only concern is if Regan Smith swims back and a male ends up swimming free (assuming King and Dressel swim breast and fly), but I doubt theyll have a women front half and men back half

Ol' Longhorn

Added all that muscle since college and has just gotten slower. Backstrokers are a weird bunch. There’s such a sweet spot between strength and drag.


Yeah back stroke seems more of a skinny lanky persons stroke


Is it strange that last week, everyone was saying the ISL was great because times don’t matter and only how many points they score for the team and now Ryan is saying all good cause their times are better than last week? Curious!


Times will always matter and especially because the best swimmers are often not in adjacent lanes so they need to swim great times to ensure a win. I wish they’d just ditch the whole times don’t matter idea and list all swimmers’ times at the end of each race instead of just the winner.

Ol' Longhorn

Listening to too many politicians.

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