Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC is adding four-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy to its roster of dedicated franchise owners. Murphy, in partnership with his parents, Pat and Katy Murphy, and grandfather, Mike Sullivan, will bring Goldfish Swim School just south of his hometown of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with the opening of Goldfish Swim School – Saint Johns in spring 2024.

“In my own life and in my time visiting Goldfish Swim School locations across the country, I’ve seen the positive impact that learning to swim can have on children, making them not only safer but more confident,” said Murphy. “The opportunity to bring Goldfish’s unique experience and curriculum to the community where I learned to swim was too good to let float by.”

Most recently, Murphy competed in the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Japan where he served as co-captain for Team USA’s men’s team and earned four medals including the Gold in the 100 meter backstroke and 4×100 medley relay, Silver in the 200-meter backstroke and Bronze in the 4×100 mixed medley relay. 

“Ryan has been a strong supporter of the Goldfish brand. We know that the Murphy family’s passion for both the skill and the sport of swimming will make them exceptional school owners,” said Chris McCuiston, CEO and co-founder of Goldfish Swim School. “This will be our ninth location in Florida and the first in the Jacksonville area.