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June 8, 2020

Ryan Murphy: Talks Dealing with Pressure, Episode #67, 6-9-2020

Ryan Murphy: Talks Dealing with Pressure, Episode #67, 6-9-2020

What is the best way to productively deal with pressure? Olympic gold medal backstroke swimmer Ryan Murphy joins hosts Kelly Palace and Maria Parker to talk about how he deals with pressure in his life, both in and out of the pool. 

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Ryan Murphy is an American competitive swimmer, currently swimming for the L.A. Current professional swim team. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and world-record holder in the men's 100-meter backstroke (long course). At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Murphy swept the backstroke events by winning gold in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke. Murphy also won gold in the 4×100-meter medley relay and his leadoff backstroke leg broke Aaron Peirsol's former world record set in 2009.

Episode Topics and Mentions

Speedo USA

Goldfish Swim Schools

Bridgestone tires




Tokyo 2021

L.A. Current professional swim team


University of California



Public health

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2016 Olympics


Matt Grevers

Ryan Lochte

Aaron Peirsol

Lenny Krayzelburg

Michael Jordan

Stock market

Health coaching

Life coaching

Reframing obstacles

Success through consistency

Water safety awareness

Hanging for shoulder rehabilitation



  1. Reframing situations in life can help you face challenges with more optimism and success. 
  2. Stay healthy with “pre-hab” habits to prevent injury.


  1. Recognizing and moderating pressure can keep you calm and help you perform at your highest potential. 
  2. Consistency takes precedence over mood. No matter how you’re feeling, keep practicing, showing up and striving for greatness. 

Quote of the Week: 

"The best way to deal with pressure is to deal with pressure."-- Ryan Murphy

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