Ryan Murphy Bio | Olympic, Parents & Net Worth

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Devoting self to a specific path and serving the country and such a young is only possible for a few. Similarly, here is the biography of a Swimmer, Ryan Murphy, who has represented America globally.

On the other side, the swimmer has several world championship experiences. Besides the Olympics, Ryan was honored and prized with all three kinds of medals multiple times.

Ryan Murphy
Young Ryan Murphy

Furthermore, the swimmer also has a prestigious national award honored via his remarkable records.

Subsequently, having an interest in swimming from a very young age, Ryan got continuous achievements. Thus, the athlete has enough sponsorships and endorsements.

Besides all, Murphy already has enough back support from his family members since they are already competitive and medalist swimmers. 

Quick Facts

Getting to know more about Ryan Murphy in detail, here are some of the quick facts below:

Full Name Ryan Murphy
Known as Ryan Murphy
Nickname Ryan
Birth Date July 2, 1995
Birth Place Palos Heights, III, United States
Residence Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla, United States
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida; University of California, Berkeley, Business Administration
Horoscope Cancer
Father’s Name Pat Murphy
Mother’s Name Katy Murphy
Siblings 2 (Patrick Murphy and Shannon Murphy)
Age 28 years old
Height 6’3″ (191 cm)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Black
Body type Athletic
Profession Swimmer
Marital Status Unmarried
Beginning of Professional Career 2011
Retirement N/A
Strokes Backstroke, Freestyle
Sports team Bolles School of Bulldogs, Jacksonville, Florida
Coach Dave Durden
Girlfriend Bridget Konttinen
Victory Olympics, World Swimming Championships, World Aquatic Championships
Net Worth $100 million
Social Media FacebookInstagramTwitter
Merch  Team USA Swimming Apparel
Last Update May, 2024

Ryan Murphy | Personal Life & Parents 

Starting from, Ryan Murphy was born on July 2, 1995, in Chicago, the hometown in Illinois. Reportedly, he is residing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Meanwhile, Ryan went to school in the Bolles Scholl and completed his education at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, in Business Administration.


It is believed that Murphy started to swim from the age of 5. Furthermore, being the son of Pat and Katy Murphy, Ryan was competitive and focused from his childhood.

Consequently blessed with having an older brother and sister who were also into sports and competitive with Ryan. Further, their grandpa is a writer of over 100 math books, while the father works in finance.

In addition, Ryan’s mother has also mastered maths. Simultaneously brother learned data analytics and his sister in Physical therapy.

Nevertheless, Olympic silver medalist, Josh Prenot lives with them. In brief, having such a motivated family made Ryan focus on his competition.

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Analyzing the living style of Ryan Murphy, he seems so much of considered his lifestyle. The swimmer is so passionate about water safety as well.

Likewise, Ryan is associated and works with USA Swimming Foundation and Goldfish Swim School. Meanwhile, this projection makes people aware of water safety.

Relating to his interest, Ryna is so much into golf. Thus, Ryan owns the highest driver club at the Tilden Golf Club.

Ryan Murphy into cooking
Ryan Murphy into cooking

On the other side, he once stated that his favorite teams are Chicago Bulls, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Chicago Cubs. He is fascinated by the stock market as well.

On the contrary, Ryan loves to have spare time, have nice dinners with his mates cooking and invest money with them.

Ryan Murphy | Age, Height, and Personality

Born in 1995, Murphy is 28 years old. Likewise, he is born under the zodiac sign Cancer.

Talking about the height, he stands at 6’3″ (191 cm). Moreover, after following a strict diet plan and necessary training, we weigh around 91 kg (201 lb).

Ryan’s overall look is incomplete without grey eye color and black hair color. Sadly the information related to his body measurement is unavailable at the moment.

Ryan Murphy | Career

To sum up, Ryan Murphy is a World record holder in the 100m Backstroker.

High School Career

Starting to play from a very early age, Murphy swam like a Shark. There, he was coached by Sergio Lopex. He broke all over 26 National Age group records during his high school career.

Back then, the swimmer was into specific meter races and backstroke too. In fact, up until today, he has eight records that include different metered yard backstrokes.

Professional Career

Although just starting college life, Murphy already had added some records to his resume. In 2011, he was already named to the US National Junior Team for the 200-meter backstroke.

For such a competition, Murphy ranked third in position in Lima, Peru. Thus, he ranked first in the 800-meter freestyle relay in a 7:27.40. Similarly, ranked third in the 200-meter backstroke at the Pan-American Games.

Back again for the 2012 season, as a National Junior Team, Murphy competed in the 2012 FINA SCM World Championships.

Likewise, ranking third again, he qualified to compete for a spot on the US Olympic team in 2012.

Unfortunately, ranking fourth and sixth on trials, Murphy could not make up for Olympic 2012.

Moving on to the rookie campaign, Murphy was known as the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year. But he was already an NCAA champion as a member.

This year, he won 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke in an NCAA record time. Meanwhile, he was still a rookie at the 2014 NCAA Championships.

Moreover, he participated in the 2013 US Open Championships and won silver in 100-meter and gold in the 200-meter backstroke.

Furthermore, for the 2014 US Nationals, he received silver for both 100 and 200-meter backstroke.

Accordingly, participating in the 2014 Pan Pacific Championship in Gold Coast, Australia, he won bronze for the 100-meter backstroke.

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2016 Olympic Trials

Continuously lowering second by second in the backstrokes, Murphy beat his records. In 2016, murphy was leading the field, touching the wall three seconds before.

Equally important, he was named co-swimmer with his senior group teammates, including Bolles Swimming alumni. And Joseph Schooling as well.

Moreover, for the 2016 U.S Olympic Trails, Murphy got qualified with gold in the 100-meter backstroke. In the beginning, he was halfway behind David Plummer.

But, later got to the wall 0.02 seconds ahead of him. Then, Murphy also made up for the 200-meter. 

2016 U.S. Olympics

Thus, in his first Olympics ever, Murphy succeeded in keeping the United States 100-meter backstroke. There, he made up with the gold marking a new Olympic record.

In brief, in the middle of the match, Murphy was ranking 5th position but later pulled himself up and took the gold within time.

The swimmer pulled off the backstroke double by winning over 200 meters.

Ryan Murphy at Olympics
Ryan Murphy at Olympics

Despite competing against 2015 World Champion Mitch Larkin, Murphy’s dominant underwater work off. He took himself ahead of the field three tenths faster than Larkin in the back.

Accordingly, for the 4 Times 100-meter medley relay, Murphy joined Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian, and Cody Miller. Giving a big head start to the US, Murphy stated the reply blistering 51.85. Hence the speed was a new World Record.

Thus, jamming together, the US team stretched more and more, and the USA won there, marking a new Olympic Record of 3:27.95.

Overall, Murphy got three gold medals in three events in his Olympic debut.


After getting back to the NCAA Championships for four straight years, Murphy continued to get silver and bronze medals. Similarly, he competed in 200-800 yard freestyle relays.

Despite all, by 2017, Ryan Murphy had launched his professional career. Similarly, this happened on the 2017 Philips 66 U.S Summer Nationals eve. There, he signed by swimwear giant Speedo USA.

In fact, for trials, he qualified for the World Championships, taking the gold medal for the 200-meter backstroke. Simultaneously, he added silver in both the 50 and 100-meter backstroke.

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Accordingly, during World Championship. Murphy ranked with a bronze medal for 100 and a silver medal for the 200-meter backstroke.

Thus, he became one of them to win a gold medal in the 4* 100-meter medley relay.

Similarly, Murphy is proving himself, giving the best of the best on trials and proving eligible for World Champions and Olympics.

During the 2020 Olympic Games, Murphy swam a 1:48.43 in the 200-meter backstroke, the fastest time in the 2021 year up to that point in time.

For the 2022 season, he qualifies for the finals of the 200-meter backstroke in the 2022 US International Team Trials in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Ryan Murphy | Awards and Achievements

Winter National Championship (Silver): 2016

World Championship

  • 100 backstroke: 2017 (bronze)/2018 (gold)/2019 (4th)
  • 200 backstroke: 2012 (bronze)/2017 (silver)/2019 (silver)
  • 400 medley relay: 2012 (silver)/ 2015 (silver)/ 2017 (gold)/ 2019 (silver)/ 2019 (silver)/ 2017(gold)
  • 400 mixed medley relay: 2015 (gold)/2019 (silver)

Olympics – Gold (2016)

  • 100 backstroke
  • 200 backstroke
  • 400 medley

Thus, for 2018, Ryan Murphy was SwimSwan’s US Male Swimmer of the Year.

Ryan Murphy | Net Worth

Being one of the best swimmers globally and having a professional career as a junior athlete. So it is evident that Ryan Murphy earned millions through his records and achievements.

According to Olympics Times, Murphy has an estimated net worth of around $100 million. Likewise, his salary is also expected to be in the millions.

The professional swimmer is also engaged with various brands and endorsements from where he earns a good amount of money.

Ryan Murphy | Social Media Presence

Instagram: 195k followers

Facebook: 37k followers 

Twitter: 26.5k followers 

Frequent Questions (FAQs)

Is Ryan Murphy married?

In brief, Ryan Murphy is not married, but he is currently dating Bridget Konttinen. He often shares romantic pictures with his girlfriend on social media.

Did Ryan Murphy suffer from a traumatic brain injury?

Ryan Murphy, whom we are talking about in this article, didn’t suffer from traumatic brain injury. Ryan Murphy is some other person suffering from traumatic brain injury.

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