THIS IS BEAUTIFUL, EVERYONE SEE
My sister swims competitively here in Port Orange, where Ryan is from, and he has come in and mentored her team a couple times since she’s been on it. Plus, we know his family, as they live down the street and I’m friends with Brandon Lochte, his little brother. Of all the times both my sister and I have met and talked to him, he has been the farthest thing from a “douchebag” or an “idiot.” He was well read and kind and incredibly sweet. He’s a great guy, and we shouldn’t be judging him because of a couple things that are all in fun.
Ryan Lochte of the USA looks on during a USA team training session at the Aquatics Centre at Olympic Park on July 23.
I’m not going to give up anything for it. I’m still going to be exactly who I am and have fun with life … There’s a lot of swimmers out there who make swimming their life, but for me, it’s just a sport that I do. - Ryan Lochte
Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens win the gold in the Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay