Ryan Lochte: The Superman of Swimming

Ryan Steven Lochte is a famous competitive swimmer from the United States. He was born in 1984. Lochte is not only Olympics and World Championships winner but also had a world record in long course freestyle relay in 4 X 200 meters. However, he specializes in the technique of backstroke along with individual medley. He also does have expertise in butterfly and freestyle technique. His secret to success is the distance and speed he is able to attain when he gives a kick underwater.

Both of Ryan’s parents had trained him to swim since his age of five. He took the swimming seriously only when he moved to high school as a junior. He took swimming as a passion only when he lost in the Junior Olympics at the age of 14. Lochte has been quite successful in his swimming career. He had received 11Olympics medal in total till date. In total, he has bagged 77 medals in various international competitions including the Olympics and World Championships (LC and SC) along with Pan American and Pacific championships.

His success has earned him quite a few awards as well like World Swimmer of the Year once and American Swimmer of the Year twice along with FINA Swimmer of the Year thrice. His medals include 11 Bronze, 17 Silver and 49 Gold Medals. He is famous for the format in short course. Besides swimming, Lochte is also well loved as a pop-culture icon. His cool careless persona gives him benefits both on and off the water.

 

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