Ryan Murphy Ready to Make Worlds Team – Gold Medal Minute Video

Ryan Murphy is one of the most spectacular swimmers coming out of high school in the United States. Olympic Champion, Ricky Berens, says it best: “I saw Aaron Peirsol go sub 1:40 in the 200 back at NCAAs, and Murphy’s doing it in high school.”

Under the watchful eye of Bolles School swim coach, Sergio Lopez (a bronze medalist in the 200 breaststroke at the 1988 Olympics), Murphy has developed into an impressive all-around talent. While backstroke is his go-to (Murphy was 4th in the 200 and 6th in the 100 at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials), Murphy has world-class potential in the freestyle and IM events. Already a member of the USA National A-Team, Murphy won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Short Course Championships in the 200 backstroke, 1:48.86. He also netted a gold medal on the 4×100 medley relay swimming the backstroke leg.  2013 US World Championship Trials will be a big stepping stone for Murphy, who will attend UC Berkeley this fall swimming coach Dave Durden.

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Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist from the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. He is also the co-founder of SwimSwam. This video series is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com.

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bobo gigi
7 years ago

If Ryan and Missy have a child together I know the 100 back and 200 back olympic gold medalist in 2044.

Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

Or their children become the next generation Justin Bieber.

Tracy Caulkins is married to Mark Stockwell but their children never became great swimmers. Roland Matthes was also married to Kornelia Ender, don’t know if they ever had any children.

Reply to  aswimfan
7 years ago

I find myself hoping that little Manon Bosquet-Manaudou ends up playing beach volleyball or throwing javelin or pretty much doing anything other than swimming if she chases sporting glory. Because the expectations from that gene pool would be so huge in the swimming pool, and anything short of a couple of World records would leave some calling her a failure in the sport.

jean Michel
7 years ago

As Conor Dwyer is the one to watch on 200 free , Ryan is the one to watch for Both backstroke races … he is gonna be very motivated to make this team .

7 years ago

I think he will be :52.73 and 1:55.64 for backstroke at least.

Reply to  DRUKSTOP
7 years ago

If Ryan swims 52.7, I think he will clinch one of the spots.

The 200 will be a be more difficult what with the presence of defending world champion and defending olympics champion in the mix.

bobo gigi
Reply to  aswimfan
7 years ago

If he swims 52.73 he wins the race!

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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