Ryan Lochte

(Ryan Steven Lochte)

Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte
  • Born: August 3, 1984
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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Ryan Steven Lochte is an American competitive swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist. He is the 2nd-most decorated swimmer in Olympic history, behind only Michael Phelps. His seven individual Olympic medals rank near the top in men's swimming. As part of the American teams, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle (long course) and 4x100-meter freestyle (mixed) relay. Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 200-meter individual medley (long and short course) and 400-meter individual medley (short course).

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A player is someone - a guy - that messes with girls' emotions just to try and get what they want. I've been asked, 'Do you consider yourself a player?' And the answer is no. I don't think I'm anywhere near that.
After my swims this weekend I think coach realized, you know what, you have to have a good one getting out of this meet. So I put the suit on and had a decent swim.
Every year before a big competition, I get hurt doing stuff I should not be doing. One year it was my little brother's 12th birthday. We all played hide-and-seek late at night. I climbed up a 30-foot tree, thinking he'd never catch me. I tripped and fell on one of the branches and I hit my head.
Going out to look for a date, I don't have to do that. They come to me.
I am at the Olympics, I forgot to tie my suit, how is this gonna happen?
I believe everyone has a soul mate that they can spend the rest of their life together. Life ;Relationships
I can't eat beans - all beans. I think because I'm half Cuban. So growing up, we were always eating black beans and rice, and I think I just said, 'Enough with it,' and I can't even stand to taste it anymore.
I don't have a set style, but I try not to dress like everyone else.
I don't know if I'm a good kickball player; I know I'm a good athlete.
I enjoy racing so much. Ever since I was 8 or 9, I trained every stroke, because it was the only way I could race a lot.
I grew up listening to oldies, like Motown. That's from my mom.
I grew up with a big family. I want that. I want to have my own family. Families, Children & Parenting
I hate to lose. I like winning.
I have a lot of endurance and I have a good background right now in my training and it's time to get ready. Time
I honestly really don't get aggravated at all. I just go with the flow. Whatever happens, happens.
I honestly think if I would've tied my suit and there wouldn't have been any water rushing through it, I think I could've gone at least a second faster.
I like girls who really don't care what other people are thinking - girls who are a little goofy. I think that's sexy.
I love working out. I mean, I've been doing it for about 20 years every day of my entire life. So I enjoy working out. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I might wear my pink Speedo. I think I should.
I need someone who is able to hold her own - if a girl is really independent, that's a turn-on for me.
I really want to get into designing my own business suit. I've designed a couple suits for myself that I've worn in the past, and I have a good idea of what I want and need to use. Business, Commerce & Finance
I started eating healthier. I actually gave up fast food. I gave up candy and potato chips and everything else. I started watching what I ate. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
I surround myself with people who really understand and love me. I think that's the best thing I can do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think after the 2008 Olympics I wasn't really satisfied with the outcome, so I knew I had to change some things.
I think maybe I'm just a little too optimistic? I hope for the best in every situation and want to see the good in people. Hope
I took my weight training to a new level.
I tore up my knee break dancing. I have no idea how that happened. Apparently these legs are meant for swimming, but not dancing. I was watching an MTV video, thinking, 'I can do this.' Definitely not. I heard a pop. I sat down and it blew up like a watermelon. I had to go to the hospital and get surgery.
I try not to read the negative comments, and when I do, I let it roll off my back. I remind myself that there will always be haters as long as you are in the public eye.
I want people to see the passion I have for swimming and become more involved in the sport. Sports & Athletics
I want to be different, and fashion gives me that outlet to do that.
I want to design my own clothing line. I'm very into fashion. It's something I really want to focus on when swimming is over.
I want to get to know a woman before I take them out on a date or anything like that.
I was a better basketball player growing up in high school than I was a swimmer. Basketball to this day is my favorite sport. Sports & Athletics
I was a little troublemaker. Always trying to get in trouble, always mischief, like throwing rocks at cars when I was younger, all that kind of stuff.
I wasn't really happy with the way 2008 turned out for me. I wanted to change some things.
If I break my ankle right now, this Olympics wasn't meant to be.
If I could have one superpower, I'd be like Mel Gibson in 'What Women Want,' where he reads women's minds. Women
If I just swam all day, I'd lose it. That's why I do so many other activities. It keeps me sane.
If someone asked me to be in a movie, I'd be more than happy.
I'm at a point where I'm ready to settle down. Every girl I meet, though, something wrong happens, and I end up getting hurt.
I'm big into fashion, so after swimming, when I hang up the Speedo, I definitely want to get into fashion and start designing my own clothing line.
I'm definitely laid back. I don't take things so seriously.
I'm going to focus on speed, doing little things like my turns and my starts - just speed.
I'm going to keep living my life the way I've been living my life, and nothing is going to change that even if the Olympics are coming up. Life
I'm not jealous of anybody, because I'm going to live my life the way I want to live it. I'm not going to be like, 'Oh my God they have this, I want that.' Life ;Religion & God
I'm very competitive. I remember being 4 years old trying to out-chug my dad in a milk-chugging contest. It's been in my blood. Families, Children & Parenting
In life, like, I'm always living life to the fullest to always have fun. Life
It felt good to actually have a decent swim.
It's not like I'm looking for a blonde or a brunette, light-skinned or dark-skinned. I feel like I give any girl a fighting chance.
It's so hard to express yourself, because swimmers are pretty much paying attention to a black line for hours out of a day.
I've always been honest with all my kids. So I - if they did well, they did well. And if they didn't, actually, I asked, did you try your best? And if they tried their best, then, you know, I back out because I expect them to be honest with me or with themselves. And I can't make you go out there and work out hard. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've hung out with Jay-Z a couple of times, and he was awesome.
Just all that hard work, all those hours in the pool, I feel like it's about to pay off. I guess we'll just have to wait and see this summer. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
My dad was my swim coach growing up, and I tried to get kicked out of practice every day. I was a little devil kid. Families, Children & Parenting
My philosophy is if you're a man at night, you gotta be a man in the morning. Morning
My senior year of high school, when I was getting recruited for college, my dad goes to me, 'You can become an Olympic champion.' And that's the first time that I'd heard someone else say that to me. I was like, 'Uh, are you talking to me?' Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
My suit blew up into a parachute. All this water rushed in, there's air, water in there. I was freaking out.
My whole family swims! You can pretty much say chlorine runs in our veins. Families, Children & Parenting
No matter what I'm doing, I'm training. I'm training every day and I think that's something I won't lose - no matter what I do, no matter what event I'm at, I always find a way to train. It's just something that I love to do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
No matter what, like, I couldn't - I could break a world record, get an Olympic gold medal, and my mom would be, like, you could have done better. But you looked pretty. That's what she says all the time. Time
Not to have a big head about it, but people love me. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Of course I have bad hair days; I'm human.
Something will pop up in my head. It could be like the weirdest thing. Like all'a sudden like I have like a jumping banana in my head.
The big picture is the Trials and Olympics. I just have to keep focused for that, keep moving forward.
The fact that people actually want my autograph is crazy.
The swimming community is really small, but why can't it be as big as the NBA or the NFL?
The whole Kardashian family, they have a bunch of energy. Families, Children & Parenting
There's people out there that are like, 'Oh my God, I want to have your kid. I want to marry you.' People that I've never even met. That's sweet. It's funny. Religion & God ;Humor
There's so much more to me than swimming. I like to go and have fun, like to go dancing, hang out with my friends.
Things are moving pretty quick, and of course, the whole focus is training and getting ready and being able to prepare to be on the world's stage and hopefully do the United States proud.
When I was a kid, I looked up to an Olympian superstar. I won't mention his name but when I asked for his autograph he said, 'no.'
When I was growing up, I was eating fast food every day. I'd drink soda non-stop, candy, just everything. It was horrible. My go-to was McDonald's, for sure. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
With swimming, I burn a lot of calories. I'm able to eat pretty much anything and it won't affect me. But I don't.
You could literally be perfect and people would still hate you, for being perfect.
You know, honestly, if a girl can make me laugh, I'm pretty much sold.
You know, you pick and choose your battles.

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