12x Olympic Medalist, 65x World Championship Medalist, World Record Holder
Hometown: Rochester, NY
College: University of Florida
Stroke/Discipline: Backstroke / Freestyle / Butterfly
Medal Count: 70
As a truly iconic figure in the world of sports, Ryan has earned his status as one of history's most recognizable names in swimming. With showstopping appearances in the last four Olympic Games, he remains the World record holder in the 200m individual medley. In addition, his seven individual Olympic medals are second all-time in the sport of men's swimming. Ryan has been named both American and World Swimmer of the Year twice in his career (2010 & 2011) and has a total of 70 medals in major international competitions including 45 first-place finishes.