Ryan Murphy

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“I am grateful for the positive relationships I formed through this process (choosing Cal). The coaches and athletes that I got to know are special individuals!”

Righting the [Sportsman]ship: What Sets Swimming Apart

If swimming had its own State of the Union Address, how would we rate the level of sportsmanship post-Rio 2016?


Shawn Delifus Named Florida Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year

Florida Swimming has honored Julington Creek Loggerheads coach Shawn Delifus as the 2016 Age Group Coach of the Year. Shawn was a talented coach with an obvious passion for swimming, dedicating his life to the sport until he passed away unexpectedly in April 2016.


SwimSwam Magazine named among 30 Hottest Launches of 2016

Competitive Intelligence of Media Leaders names SwimSwam Magazine one of the “30 Hottest Launches” of 2016.

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How to Avoid the ‘Modern Toilet Seat’ Syndrome, Backstroke/Freestlye

I call this the ‘modern toilet seat’ syndrome, because in swimming freestyle and backstroke, the hand slows down just like a modern toilet seat with a spring on it to keep it from falling down hard.

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Olympic Silver Medalist Mitch Larkin Reflects on His Experience in Rio

“I knew I was swimming well I just got caught up in the hype of the situation and didn’t allow myself to relax and swim the way I usually do…


Golden Goggles Early Voting Update: Phelps, Ledecky Lead 2 Each

With the 2016 Golden Goggles approaching, SwimSwam has put together an analysis of the voting up to this point.

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David Plummer: Faces of Fearless

David Plummer, a 30 year old alum of the Minnesota Golden Gophers finally reached his ultimate goal this summer. At…


The Official SwimSwam Ballot For The 2016 Golden Goggle Awards

SwimSwam’s take on the 2016 Golden Goggle Awards nominees.


Michael Phelps Nominated For 5 Golden Goggle Awards

Michael Phelps leads all athletes with 5 Golden Goggles nominations, per the official ballot released by USA Swimming today.


College Swimming Previews: #2 Cal Men Reload With Killer Class

The Bears will be capitalizing off a very talented freshman class this season, and look like they’ve got a ton of depth for the relays.


College Swimming Previews: #4 NC State Men Continue Meteoric Rise

The NC State Wolfpack will be looking to bust through into the top 3 at NCAAs after a somewhat disappointing 4th place finish last year.


Pine Crest Girls Break 20 Year Losing Streak Against Bolles School

The Pine Crest School’s girls’ swim team broke a 20-year old losing streak against the Bolles School, beating them by 11…


President Obama to Honor Team USA Olympians at the White House

The President and First Lady are set to welcome members of the 2016 USA Olympic and Paralympic teams on Thursday, September 29th on the White House South Lawn.

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USA Swimming Announces 2016-17 National Team Roster

USA Swimming swimming has released the 2016-17 U.S. National Team roster of 53 men and 53 women, headlined by individual Rio Olympic gold medalists Katie Ledecky, Ryan Murphy, Simone Manuel, and Lilly King.


Cal’s Dave Durden Named 2016 ASCA Coach of the Year

The University of California men’s head coach Dave Durden has been honored as the 2016 Coach of the Year by the American Swimming Coaches Association. Durden is a four-time winner of the NCAA Coach of the Year award and a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team coaching staff.