|Hometown:||Basking Ridge, NJ|
|High School:||Delbarton School|
Connor swam for the Somerset Hills YMCA for eight years and then moved to the Berkeley Aquatic Club for the six years leading up to college where he swam under the current President of USA Swimming, Jim Wood. Both clubs allowed Connor to experience success on a team and individual level. As a 14 year old, he was Top 16 in the country in the 400, 800, and 1500 Freestyles and won the 13-14 Junior Olympic High Point Award. He is the Berkeley Aquatic Club record holder in the 800 Freestyle ahead of two-time Olympian, silver and gold medalist, Scott Goldblatt. Connor was second all-time to him in the 400 and 1500Freestyles. Murphy would later qualify for Junior Nationals when he was 15 in the 800 and 1500. From the inception of Sectionals in 2001, he was a top 8 qualifier in the 1650/1500 and 1000/800 every year until graduation. Both his 100 and 200 Butterflies also developed into highly competitive events for him during high school as well; he was a Junior National qualifier and a finalist in the 200 Butterfly at Sectionals in the summer of 2003 in addition to being top 16 in the 100 Butterfly. Connor competed at the 2003 Summer Senior Nationals on the 800 Freestyle Relay Team. He was also honored as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from 2002-2004. Freshman Year: Connor competed and scored in every dual meet. He was a member of the ECAC Team; he finished 17th in both the 500 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly and was in the consolation heat of the 200 Butterfly. Sophomore Year: Connor competed in every dual meet except one. He was a member of the ECAC Team; Connor was a finalist in the 200 Butterfly and won the consolation heat of the 100 Butterfly. He was also on the 800 Freestyle Relay Team. Junior Year: Connor competed in every dual meet. He was a member of the ECAC Team; Connor finished in the top 16 in both the 100 and 200 Butterflies.