Ryne was born and raised in sunshine. He grew up in California, then went to Arizona State University to major in Kinesiology. At 10, he was conscripted into the sport of swimming by his parents after he criticized his brother one too many times.
He eventually found a love of the sport that’s led him to coaching. He made his high school state cut in the 100 Breaststroke his junior year, and went a 1:04.54. He participated on two league champion teams in high school.
He then participated as an assistant volunteer to his HS alma mater, and began working on San Benito Aquatics with age group swimmers during his summer breaks. He has an Aussie/Collie dog named Autumn, and in his spare time he can be found either playing video games or writing stories.
Fun Fact: He self-published his first sci-fi action novel in 2017 titled Through the Ghost.