Ryan Lochte is an American competitive swimmer and an eleven-time Olympic medalist (five gold, three silver, three bronze). His seven individual Olympic medals ranks near the top in men’s swimming. As part of the American team, he holds the world record in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay (long course). Individually, he currently holds the world record in the 100-meter individual medley, 200-meter individual medley (long and short course), and the 400-meter individual medley (short course).
Lochte’s success has earned him the World Swimmer of the Year Award and the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice. He has also been named the FINA Swimmer of the Year three times. He has won a total of 74 medals in major international competition, 48 gold, 15 silver, and 11 bronze spanning the Olympics, the World, Pan American, and Pan Pacific Championships.
Lochte specializes in the backstroke and individual medley, but is also a freestyle swimmer. He is noted for the speed and distance he attains while kicking underwater. Lochte is also known for his dominance in the short course format (25-yard and 25-meter long swimming pools).
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Ryan Lochte best times
|200 m freestyle||1:44.44||2011 World Championships|
|200 m individual medley||1:54.00||WR holder||2011 World Championships|
|400 m individual medley||4:05.18||2012 Olympics|
|100 m backstroke||53.37||2008 Olympic Trials|
|200 m backstroke||1:52.96||Former WR holder||2011 World Championships|
|200 m freestyle||1.41.08||American record holder||2010 SC World Championships|
|100 m individual medley||50.71||WR holder||2012 SC World Championships|
|200 m individual medley||1:49.63||WR holder||2012 SC World Championships|
|400 m individual medley||3:55.50||WR holder||2010 SC World Championships|
|100 m backstroke||49.99||Former WR holder||2006 SC World Championships|
|200 m backstroke||1:46.68||AR & former WR holder||2010 SC World Championships|