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article imageReview: Ryan Murphy wins the backstroke races in San Antonio, Texas Special

By Markos Papadatos     Mar 6, 2021 in Sports
Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in San Antonio, Texas.
Murphy won the men's 200 meter backstroke final with a time of 1:56.06. "That was good," he admitted. "It is nice coming back here and getting in some racing. For me, tonight, I wanted to swim it a little bit differently than I did in January. As a result of not having a long course season last year, we lost a little bit of a feeling of a race strategy so I wanted to really hone that in over these next couple of meets."
"My goals are focused around race strategy here," he said. "I will talk to Dave Durden in the morning and we will come up with a plan, and my goal will be to execute that plan really well."
On Saturday, March 6, Murphy competed in the men's 100 meter backstroke race, and where he won with a time of 53.56 seconds. "It was great. It is always nice to race a solid field and coming out with a win was awesome. I love to compete, it was really fun to go out and race those guys," he said.
Murphy served as the captain of the Los Angeles Current in the second season of the International Swimming League (ISL), which was held in Budapest, Hungary. Olympian Lenny Krayzelburg is the team's General Manager.
In addition, Murphy is a brand ambassador of the Goldfish Swim School. Last month, as Digital Journal reported, the Goldfish Swim School launched the "Fintastic Friendship" with Murphy. "That was awesome," he exclaimed. "I really enjoy my relationship with Goldfish. I am very passionate about growing the sport of swimming and I think Goldfish is really providing a platform for me to expand the reach of the sport."
"Goldfish is getting in hundreds of thousands of kids in swimming lessons each month and I think that's a beautiful skill for children to learn, so for me to be able to interact with those of those kids is really special," he added.
To learn more about the Goldfish Swim School, visit its official website, and its Facebook page.
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