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Review: Ryan Murphy wins 50 meter backstroke, sets American record (Includes first-hand account)

These national championships were a part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, which was presented by Xfinity. Murphy won the men’s 50 meter backstroke with a valiant reaction time of .48. He also set a new American record in the 50 meter backstroke with 24.24 seconds.

In addition, Murphy had previously won the Men’s 200 meter backstroke with 1:54.15, which is the second-best time in the world this year. Fellow swimmer Jacob Pebley came in second place with 1:55.68, while Austin Katz finished third with 1:56.12.

Speaking of Pebley, both he and Murphy founded the “Back 2 Back Swim Camp,” which is a two-day elite swim camp which specializes in the backstroke. This swim camp will be held this fall from September 29 to 30, 2018 at the Rinconada Park Pool in Palo Alto, California.

To learn more about their “Back 2 Back Swim Camp,” check out its official homepage.

Read More: Digital Journal chatted with Olympians Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley about their “Back 2 Back Swim Camp.”

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 18,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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