Ryan Lochte Biography
Ryan Steven Lochte is an accomplished American competitive swimmer who has won 12 medals (six gold, three silver, and three bronze medals). In the Olympic game’ so far, thus earning the second rank in the sports, behind Michael Phelps. This gifted swimmer specializes in the individual medley and backstroke and has, over the years. He won 90 medals, participating in various competitions, such as the Olympics.
Ryan participate in Pacific swimming Championship,’ the ‘ Pan American Games,’ and FINA World Championship,’ of which 54 are gold, 22 are silver, and 14 are bronze. Ryan currently holds two individual world record: One in the 400-meters individual medley ( short course) and another in the 200-meter individual medley (long and short course). Steven also holds two a collective world record in the 4x 100-meter freestyle (Mixed) relay. Also, 4×200-meter freestyle(long course) as part of the national team of the U.S.
Steven has earned the honor of the ‘FINA swimmer of the years’ thrice and receives the ‘ World Swimmer of the Year Award,’ too. Ryan was dragged into controversy in the ‘Lochtegate scandal during the 2016 ‘summer Olympics’ and again in July 2018. When Ryan was set off from competitions for 14 months by the US Anti-Doping Agency,’ for receiving a “prohibited intravenous infusion.”
Steven was born on August 3, 1984, in Rochester, New York now his current age is 34 years old.
Ryan Early life
Steven spent his early childhood in Bristol, New York, and studied at the ‘Bloomfield Central School.’ Ryan started taking swimming lessons from his parents, both swim coaches when Ryan was 5 years old. When Steven was 12, his family relocated to Gainesville, Florida, so that his father could take up a coaching job in swimming.
Although Ryan was casual about swimming in the early years and was more interested in basketball and skateboarding instead, Ryan became serious about swimming while in junior high school. At 14, Steven lost in the ‘Junior Olympics,’ and this made him change his perspective and train hard.
Ryan Swimming Career
Steven qualified to represent the US in the ‘Olympics’ during the 2004 ‘US Olympic Team Trials.’ The 2004 ‘Summer Olympic Games’ held in Athens, Greece, saw him winning the gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, along with Phelps, Peter Vanderkaay, and Klete Keller, and a silver in the 200-meter individual medley. That year, Ryan also won the gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, the silver in the 200-meter individual medley, and the bronze in the 200-meter freestyle event at the 2004 ‘FINA Short Course World Championships.’
Ryan won the gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, with Phelps, Keller and Vanderkaay, and bronze medals in the 200-meter individual medley and the 200-meter backstroke event at the 2005 ‘World Aquatics Championships.
Steven clinched three individual gold medals during the 2006 ‘FINA Short Course World Championships,’ setting new records in the 200-meter backstroke and the 200-meter individual medley events and a new championship record in the 400-meter individual medley event. During the opening leg of the 4×100-meter medley relay, Ryan set a new world record in the 100-meter backstroke, by covering the distance within 50 seconds.
His made his first world record in a long course event during the 2007 ‘World Aquatics Championships’ on March 30, when Ryan broke Aaron Peirsol’s world record and beat him to win his first individual gold medal in the 200-meter backstroke event in a long course world championship. The championship also saw Lochte setting a world record and winning the gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, with Phelps, Keller, and Vanderkaay, apart from winning three individual silver medals.
In the 2008 ‘Summer Olympics’ held in Beijing, China, Ryan individually won gold, setting the world record time of 1:53.94 in the 200-meter backstroke event. Steven also won two bronze medals in the same event. Ryan also won the gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay with Phelps, Ricky Berens, and Vanderkaay, setting a new world record time of 6:58.56.
In 2010, Ryan won 13 international medals. These included six gold medals (four individual medals) at the 2010 ‘Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.’ Steven was also the first athlete in the sport’s history to win seven medals (six gold and one silver) at the ‘Short Course Worlds’ during the 2010 ‘FINA Short Course World Championships.’
In 2010, ‘Swimming World’ named him the ‘World Swimmer of the Year’ and the ‘American Swimmer of the Year,’ while ‘FINA Aquatics World’ named him the ‘FINA Male Swimmer of the Year.’ Ryan earned such recognition from the two magazines the following year, too, when steven won five gold medals and one bronze medal at the 2011 ‘World Aquatics Championships.’ He set a world record time of 1:54.00 while winning the 200-meter individual medley event.
During the 2012 ‘Summer Olympics’ held in London, UK, Ryan won two gold medals, two silver medals, and a bronze medal. The following year, Steven won three gold medals and one silver medal at the 2013 ‘World Aquatics Championships. At the 2015 ‘World Aquatics Championships,’ Ryan won the 200-meter individual medley event. This made him the only other swimmer apart from Grant Hackett to win an event in four successive world championships.’
The 2016 ‘Summer Olympics’ held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, saw him winning the gold in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, along with Phelps, Conor Dwyer, and Townley Haas.
Ryan was dragged into an international controversy when he falsely reported that Steven, along with three US swim team members, Jack Conger, Jimmy Feigen, and Gunnar Bentz, were pulled over and robbed by armed robbers posing as the police when they were in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the 2016 ‘Summer Olympics.’ It was later discovered that the swimmers had urinated outside a gas station bathroom and Lochte had vandalized a framed poster. It was also found that they had offered money to the security guards at the gas station for causing such nuisance.
Lochte faced a charge in Brazil for falsely reporting a crime but was later dismissed by a court in Brazil in July 2017. Ryan also faced a 10-month suspension for the scandal that later became known as the ‘Lochtegate’ scandal.
Steven became controversy’s child again when the ‘US Anti-Doping Agency’ suspended him from competition for 14 months in July 2018, for receiving a “prohibited intravenous infusion” in May that year.
Ryan Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million USD.
Ryan got engaged to model Kayla Rae Reid they married in January of 2018 and welcomed a son named Caiden Zane on June 8, 2017. They are currently expecting their second child together.
Ryan Other Pursuits
Ryan has endorsed brands such as ‘AT&T,’ ‘Nissan,’ ‘Procter and Gamble,’ ‘Gillette,’ and ‘Speedo’ and has featured in commercials for the ‘Nissan Altima.’ Steven has also been featured on the covers of ‘Vogue,’ ‘Men’s Journal,’ ‘Men’s Health’ and ‘Time.
Steven was featured in the American reality TV series ‘What Would Ryan Lochte Do?’ The show chronicled his life and his preparation for the 2016 ‘Summer Olympics.’ The series aired on ‘E!’ for a season, encompassing eight episodes from April 21 to May 27, 2013.
Ryan has also appeared in an episode of the American satirical TV sitcom ‘30 Rock’ titled ‘Stride of Pride.’ Steven appeared in a guest role in the American teen drama ‘90210. Ryan also appeared in season 23 of the American dance competition series ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2016.
Ryan Personal life
The ace swimmer disclosed his relationship with model and “Playboy Playmate” Kayla Rae Reid during the 2016 ‘Summer Olympics.’ The two got engaged in October 2016 and tied the knot in January 2018. Their son, Caiden Zane, was born on June 8, 2017.
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) June 16, 2019