American National Team swimmer Ryan Murphy is best known for his exploits as a backstroker, but similar to many great swimmers (Cseh, Lochte, Phelps, etc.) he excelled in both the backstroke and butterfly races when he was younger.
On Saturday night at the Arizona LSC Age Group Championships on the campus of Arizona State University, 12-year old Seth Chun tied Murphy’s 11-12 National Age Group Record in the 200 meter fly, marking a 2:14.40.
Chun was formally swimming unattached at this meet, but he is currently training with Arizona Gold under the watch of Head Coach Jerry Olszewski.
In February he also broke the Arizona LSC Record in the 200 yard fly. See below for a representative swim of his stroke, technique, etc.
Here’s another video, posted to YouTube last week, of Seth swimming butterfly, seen from underwater.