Will Olympic Swim Star Ryan Murphy Compete Through LA2028?

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Team Speedo athlete Ryan Murphy is focused on the 2023 World Championships. All work in the pool is through that lens, but in this SwimSwam podcast he allows us inside his head across a few topics.

Will he compete through the 2028 Olympic Games in LA?  Ryan would love to compete in an Olympics on U.S. soil, but he’s got to weigh that against starting a career – starting his adult life. Ryan’s already prepping for a career beyond the pool, and he’s getting married next year.  In sum, he’s thinking about it. (Watch the video, his answer, and tell me what you think in the comments.)

Short Course World Champs in Australia?  Ryan’s not entirely sure how much he’ll rest, but he said SC Worlds falls over an ideal season midpoint, and he’ll rest due to the travel time alone flying downunder.

ISL vs World Cup?  Ryan has opinions. Watch the podcast to hear them.

Indy World Cup performance?  Ryan dropped a 22.9 50 back (silver), 49.67 100 back (bronze) and a 1:50.5 200 back (bronze).  He’s happy with those swims, especially considering he took a long break after the long course World Championships in Budapest.

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Music: Otis McDonald

Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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1 year ago

Such a pro’s pro. Sounds like he’s very open to trying to make a go of it through L.A. 2028

Young MC
1 year ago

It feels like getting RM through 2024 would be great… give the guy a chance to see where he’s at. We aren’t even sure we will see CD in ’24

Goated Mcintosh
1 year ago

, Mel when are you going to bring Dressel to the pod? Have you reached out to him or his agent lately for an interview?

Last edited 1 year ago by Goated Mcintosh
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
1 year ago

Imagine returning to practice during holiday training after 6 months off. That’s gotta be the 3rd ring of hell.

James Beam
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
1 year ago

best comment of the day Mel!

1 year ago

That would make Ryan 33 years old. Assuming he can hang on to his times and no young stars beat him, he definitely has a chance.

Young MC
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
1 year ago

Thanks for sharing the business side of this

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
1 year ago

Lezak peaked at that age because of the suits.

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  Troyy
1 year ago

And the adrenaline of chasing down Alain Bernard, who stands 6 feet 5 and can absolutely fly


Unbelievable at the end.

Reply to  Troyy
1 year ago

Sounds like we need to bring the suits back if we want RM 2028. Let’s do it FINA

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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