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Video Interview: Ryan Lochte Won The 200 Freestyle With His New “Sprinter Stroke”

Ryan Lochte won the men’s 200 freestyle on night 2 of the 2014 Mesa Grand Prix. He talks about how all of his strokes have changed and how he is being careful with his knee recovery.

Men’s 200 Freestyle – Finals

Ryan Lochte and Darian Townsend took out the first 100 ahead of the field. Ryan Lochte took advantage of his under waters to finish the race with the win. Lochte finished with a time of 1:49.48, just ahead of Townsend at 1:49.94. Michael McBroom had great closing speed on the final 50, almost running down Townsend for second place. He finished in third with a 1:50.4.

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    He ain’t going anywhere! His best friend Cullen is there, his dog is there, he is staying in Charlotte.

    To be honest, I cannot get used to him swimming the 20 free with this straight arm action, it looked weird

  2. Me says:
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    I say he should go to LA, but learn to stay focused and not to get bogged down with the party scene.

  3. liquidassets says:
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    Why do you think he’d better off with Salo than Marsh? Looks like it’s going pretty well for him in Charlotte so far.

  4. Me says:
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    Hard to say because he had that injury. Not sure if he’s been using that as an excuse for not performing as well as expected in Orlando and Charlotte, or if he’s really struggling to incorporate these new stroke techniques into his usual “Lochte Way” of doing things. Time will tell.

    Not sure if he really had a hamstring problem yesterday or if he was feeling like he couldn’t place 1-3 and he was embarrassed. He may have piled all of his effort into that fly race to try to beat Michael and the rest faltered. Despite what he may say.

    • Braden Keith Braden Keith says:
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      Me – given the way that Ryan has always trained at Florida, I don’t think he’d have much issue of losing at in-season meets. It’s kind of the norm for him.

      • Me says:
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        I know. When he changed coaches, many were thinking (expecting) that he would put up better times (and he knows this)…which he has done. Not sure if he’s met his own expectations for this juncture though.

      • Josh says:
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        Although that may be changing too, as swimmers training at Florida just picked up four gold, a silver and a bronze in Mesa.

  5. Me says:
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    I sound like I’m being tough on Ryan, but I know he has VERY high standards for himself and I’m attempting to see things through what I think is his point of view.

  6. CraigH says:
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    His new stroke reminds me a lot of Jiao de Lucca’s. Seems to work pretty well up to the 200 free.

  7. Sven says:
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    I’m excited to see what Lochte can do in the coming years. I also like that he has another IMer to train with in Tyler Clary (it was really my only worry about the move, in that you can’t scratch your head in Gainesville without elbowing an IMer, whereas SwimMAC seems a bit more dry on that front).

    I think him and Marsh are right to be emphasizing fly and free the way they are. IMO, the best way for Lochte to break 1:54 is gonna be to figure out how to either take the fly out faster or take the fly out at the same speed more efficiently, and close stronger on the free. His middle 100 is damn near untouchable assuming his breaststroke gets back to where it was.

  8. john says:
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    Me…for someone with no real insight into his actual training, conditioning, or whether he is truly injured, you always seem to have an incredible amount of interest in speculating. You also seem preoccupied with his “party scene.” Why? Move on!

    • Me says:
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      OK “John” (or Johnna most likely…aka nice try).

      I’ve never seen a regular guy made into such an arse via the media. Never heard such ugly stuff said about anyone who isn’t a true “celeb” who hasn’t been on the scene very long.

      Just hoping that he gets some retribution, but I guess he’s not the type of guy to be interested in that sort of stuff. Hey, I’m not the only one who doesn’t completely respect the guy. He seems to have quite a few “haters” who can’t find a good thing to say.

      • Me says:
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        Again, I will say…Please go back to the gossip sites and the photo vaults and stop heckling those who criticize your “bae”.

  9. acoach says:
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    He should go back home to Troy, just look into the record how many guys Troy had going 1.44,
    Marsh had one under 1.47 .Maybe he wants to be a sprinter, just don’t see him getting there.

  10. john says:
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    Me, again, none of your comments about anything factual regarding swimming…just about media, respect, ect…none of it matters. It’s fine for you to hate the guy…I actually think his social decisions are his achilles heel as well,…just dont understand your passionate obsession with his personal life and decisions. I hope he turns it on and does great . I hope Phelps comes back ad does even better. If Lochte doesn’t turn it around then thats his downfall…so be it. Just a bit amazed by your passionate begging for everyone to see him as a joke. Again, Move on.

  11. john says:
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    Actually…looks like “Me” may actually be one of the swimmers recently cut from the SwimMac squad. HMMMM Kind of explains the strange personal frustration.

  12. gator1 says:
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    Ha…was thinking the same thing about Me and SwimMac

    • Me says:
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      I WISH that was me! Ryan is living my childhood dream though, true. I was thinking that maybe you were Ryan’s dad.

      Personal interest? That’s the professional image he built with the pros he hired that we were inundated with. Didn’t pull it out of my rear. Maybe I bring it up because I want him to keep it more on the down low as others do. It’s what a man does.

      I think Ryan’s got it all, just don’t want to see him miss his chance to end strong in Rio. I want him to put it all together show everyone (meaning those in America who don’t follow swimming) what he really is.

      • Me says:
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        I guess I should commend the man who calls me out for criticizing Ryan for living a man’s dream outside of the pool as well as in. Good for you for not being the bitter old maid jealous of what might have been. Still, I have my opinion and it’s not an uncommon one.

        • Me says:
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          I also commend the women who have been able to command his attention.

        • Me says:
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          You guys care too much about the swimming when after 2016 is over, no one will are about that. People will care about who comes out as a superstar, the underdog who prevailed…who has lived up to expectations for THAT meet, who is the athlete that everyone wishes they were. It is about the IMAGE, the sponsorships, the opportunities that follow, the MONEY. No one cares about the nitty gritty of swimming and who did this or that along the way or three years ago. If you want people to watch your sport you should care about this nonsense as well.

  13. Lane 0 says:
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    I wonder what he’ll swim in 2016

    100 fly, 200 im, 200 back, 200 free, maybe 100 back?

    • Rafael says:
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      Will he stick to swimming 3 races he probably won´t medal? 100 fly, 200 free and 100 back? Tose 3 he might also not even quality for OG..

      200 free for relay purpose is Ok.. not for individual..

      Park Sun Agnel and probably Horton will lock anyone out of top 4 by Rio

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      I do not think he will swim the 100 back in Rio

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