The time Olympic swimmer has bagged six gold, three silver and three bronze medals for his troubles. He is definitely an athlete to envy for most and to look up to for others. Ryan is undoubtedly the best Olympic swimmer second only to Michael Phelps. His accolades are not confined to the Olympics, however.
Throughout his career and spanning every competition he has ever participated in, Ryan has garnered 90 medals; 54 gold, 22 silver, and 14 bronze. As a solo performer, he is the world record holder for the meter individual medley for both long and short courses and the meter individual medley short course.
Early life and career Ryan is half Dutch and half-Cuban thanks to his parents. His father got a job to help coach swimming when he was 12 years old. This job meant the family had to move to Florida. However, his attitude towards swimming changed at 14, when he lost at the Junior Olympics. The Olympian also swam in the Southeastern Conference competition for four years, from to One of the most notable memories from that period of his career was when he broke the nearly decade-old NCAA record set by Tom Dolan in the yard individual medley.
This edition of the Olympic games saw Ryan Lochte bag one team gold and individual gold and one team bronze and individual bronze. The professional swimmer continued to garner medals and accolades in the years leading up to the Olympics in London. He rounded up his London endeavors with 5 medals: One gold and one silver were individual honors. At the Rio Olympics in , Ryan got another gold, bringing his Olympic medal tally to twelve.
It aired an eight-episode season before it was canceled five weeks later. The decorated Olympian has had his own share of controversies too. At the Rio Olympics in August , he and teammate Jimmy Feigen claimed that they along with two other of their teammates had been robbed at gunpoint. A police report and a surveillance footage later dispelled their claims and put them in danger of an month prison sentence according to Brazilian law.
The swimmer ended up serving a month ban from swimming as punishment. A suspension that he says made him stronger. He has four siblings; Kristin, Megan, Devon, and Brandon. Ryan obviously shares a strong bond with his mom. She also said that it was much better than the American flag-themed grill he had spotted in the previous edition of the Olympic games.
Illeana also helped start the fire surrounding the news that her son and his teammates had been robbed at the Rio Olympics. She told Fox Sports during an interview that the incident had happened at gunpoint. In , he was in a relationship with American singer, K. They ended it after approximately a year of being together. Subsequently, rumors spread that he was dating Australian swimmer, Blair Evans. According to her, Ryan was too focused on his career to think about relationships.
Kayla is a former Playboy Housemate. She was the Playboy Playmate of the month for July In October , they got engaged and had a son together on June 8, His name is Caiden Zane Lochte. The couple finally tied the knot in January Net Worth — How wealthy is Ryan Lochte? Ryan has done pretty well for himself. The veteran Olympian has enough endorsement deals and commercial appearances to earn him a sizable fortune.
His sport and lifestyle lead him to maintain a healthy weight of 88kg. This keeps him at a chest size of 44 inches, biceps of 15 inches and waist size of 34 inches.
He also has blue colored eyes and light brown colored hair.