2021 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Ryan began his swimming career in South Kingstown, Rhode Island and as a swimmer won just about every backstroke and sprint freestyle event he entered in at the age group, high school, and collegiate level. During his age group years, Ryan competed for South Kingstown YMCA and the Ram Swim Club. During his high school years Ryan competed for the South Kingstown High School coached by RIAHOF Inductee and Past President Christine Hague; and after high school, he swam for Clark University coached by Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame inductee Paul Phillips. Ryan set a New England Interscholastic record in the 100 yard backstroke and set two Rhode Island Interscholastic records: first in the 100 yard backstroke and then in the 100 yard freestyle. The 100 yard freestyle record was the oldest standing RI Interscholastic record originally set by RIAHOF Inductee Tim Pheland. In 2008 he was the Rhode Island Swimmer of the Year and the Cox Communication Swimmer of the year.
At Clark University Ryan broke eight (8) University individual records and five (5) relay records. Ryan competed in the Division III NCAA Championships in 2010 placing in both the 100 yard backstroke and the 100 yard freestyle. He was named NCAA All American Honorable Mention.
Ryan now resides in East Providence, Rhode Island.