Ryan Lochte

All-american College Swimmer + International Swimmer + Olympic Gold Medalist
Born Aug 3, 1984

Ryan Steven Lochte is an American international swimmer and an eleven-time Olympic medalist and a resident of Florida. His seven individual Olympic medals rank as second all-time in men's swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course).… Read More

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1984 Birth Born on August 3, 1984.


As a member of the Florida Gators swimming and diving team, he swam for coach Gregg Troy in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) competition from 2004 to 2007. … Read More


2005 20 Years Old At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Lochte won the bronze medals in both the 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter individual medley. … Read More
2006 21 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, during his senior year, Lochte won national titles in all three of his individual events, setting U.S. Open and American records in the 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard backstroke. … Read More
2007 22 Years Old At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, Australia, Lochte won his first individual gold medal at a long course world championship in the 200-meter backstroke against compatriot Aaron Peirsol, breaking Peirsol's world record and his seven-year winning streak in the event. … Read More
2008 23 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Lochte competed in six individual events and qualified to swim in three individual events at the 2008 Summer Olympics. … Read More
2009 24 Years Old 1 More Event
At the 2009 National Championships, the selection meet for the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, Lochte won individual titles in the 200 and 400-meter individual medley. … Read More
At the 2010 National Championships, the selection meet for the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships and the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Lochte won individual titles in the 200-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley, and the 400-meter individual medley. … Read More
At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Lochte won a total of six medals, five golds and one bronze. … Read More
At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, the qualifying meet for the 2012 Summer Olympics, Lochte qualified for the Olympic team by finishing first in the 200-meter backstroke and 400-meter individual medley, and second in the 200-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley. … Read More


2015 30 Years Old Lochte competed in his sixth World Championships in Kazan in 2015. … Read More
In 2016, Lochte generated international controversy when he falsely claimed that he and three other American swimmers had been pulled over and robbed by armed robbers with police badges while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympics. … Read More
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