Fast Facts

  • Played basketball in high school in addition to swimming.
  • Earned gold (4x200 freestyle relay) and silver (200m individual medley) medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. 
  • Broke SEC records that were 11 years old (100m butterfly) and nine years old (400m IM) while attending the University of Florida.
  • Won his first individual gold medal at an international long-course event in the 200m backstroke at the 2007 World Championships, snapping Aaron Peirsol's seven-year win streak in the event. The next month, Lochte also broke Peirsol's six-year unbeaten streak in the 100m backstroke.
  • Posed in a fashion shoot for VMan magazine and a "Got milk?" print ad along with other Olympians and graced the August 2008 cover of Men's Journal with Michael Phelps.


  • Kristin — Sister
  • Megan — Sister
  • Ike Lochte — Mother
  • Devon Lochte — Brother
  • Brandon Lochte — Brother
  • Steve Lochte — Father


  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (BS in Sports Management, 2006)


  • Birth Name: Ryan Steven Lochte
  • Birth Place: Rochester, NY
  • Birthday: August 3, 1984, Leo
  • Profession: Swimmer
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