FINA Communication Department

Two-time Olympic swimmer Patrick Murphy (AUS) has been appointed an Athlete Role Model (ARM) for the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, joining the impressive line-up of 38 fellow sporting legends who will offer support, mentoring and advice to the 3,800 young participating athletes. Representing all 28 sports on the Olympic programme, the ARMs will also take part in workshops and educational activities with the young athletes, covering topics such as anti-doping, nutrition, environmental protection, injury prevention, and irregular and illegal betting, to name a few.

Australian relay team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

The rising swimming talent made his Olympic debut at just 20 years old in Athens, competing in the 200m backstroke. A key member of the Australian relay team, Murphy was pivotal in both the 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relay events at the Beijing Games; a bronze medallist on both occasions.

Murphy's achievements in the pool have also earned him a recent election into the FINA Athletes Committee.