Practice + Pancakes: 12x Olympic Medalist & SPIRE Ambassador Ryan Lochte

Thanks to presenting partner SPIRE Academy, a scholastic boarding school where individuals: excel academically, master life’s necessary personal skills, experience tomorrow’s emerging career opportunities and exceed expectations in their sport or other passion specialization.

We went to a very special practice in Geneva, Ohio: a SPIRE Academy Swim Camp featuring SPIRE Ambassador Ryan Lochte. Lochte left no stone unturned, teaching all 4 strokes, starts, turns, and sharing his 20+ years of experience in the sport. Take a dive into the mind of Ryan Lochte in this Practice + Pancakes special.

SPIRE ACADEMY SWIM CAMP WITH CAELEB DRESSEL

DON”T MISS the SPIRE Academy Swim Camp featuring 7x Olympic gold medalist and SPIRE Ambassador Caeleb Dressel July 10-12. Joining this Olympic superstar will be SPIRE Director of Swimming Thad Schultz, who has coached over 25 Olympians. Caeleb is the fastest swimmer in the world in the 50m and 100m freestyles and the 100m butterfly. Learn why his start is the thing that gets the most attention! Dressel joins the camp only on July 10-12 (Sun-Tues). SPIRE Swim coaches will train on the remaining days.

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MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

I wonder what his fee schedule is for an event like this?

The Original Tim
3 months ago

A few thoughts on the video:

1) I’ve tried off and on over the ~15 years I’ve been coaching to learn the coach whistle and have failed miserably every time, with or without fingers.

2) Lochte seems like a natural clinician. I’ve seen plenty of coaches and former swimmers who’ve led clinics and some just aren’t very good at it, no matter how much experience/knowledge they have, so it’s a good thing that he seems to be a natural at it! If he ever does a Masters clinic around me, I’d sign up in a heartbeat.

3) I’d love to just sit down and talk with Lochte! I’m about the same age as him and while my swimming career obviously… Read more »

PFA
3 months ago

As someone who is about to coach for my club team once i’m done with classes, I hate that I have been trying for 3 months and still can’t whistle with my fingers…help me.

Sqimgod
3 months ago

Petition for lochte to comeback in 2024 training USRPT

B1Guy!
Reply to  Sqimgod
3 months ago

Basically tried that with Marsh didn’t he? Wasn’t so great…

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  B1Guy!
3 months ago

My man needs his yardage, tire flipping and beer keg throwing

Mr Piano
Reply to  B1Guy!
3 months ago

Eh, only because everything that could go wrong did. Right off the bat with marsh he tore his acl, couldn’t do that much for months, so that’s mostly why 2014 was a letdown. 2015 was a decent year from him, gold in the 2IM, was within striking distance of gold in the 200 free as well but went out too fast in the semi. In 2016 he had a groin injury that nerfed his breast.

MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Obviously, I am happy to see anyone, esp. one with a family, gainfully employed – that’s so positive.
But, the record and history of Rio 2016 will forever contain mark memories.

swimmer
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Who cares?

Eagleswim
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

How well do you know the actual record? The record and history show that lochte’s version events were closer to reality than the Rio police (shocker), and that the quick media narrative shifting focus away before facts could come to life left lochte unfairly maligned.

Long Live Lochte

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  Eagleswim
3 months ago

Did he tell the truth on national TV?
Once you answer that question, everything falls into place.
BTW:
The 10-month suspension from USA Swimming did not come out of thin air.
The 14-month suspension from USADA did not come out of thin air.

Eagleswim
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Oh god were vilifying people for bending the truth on tv? I have some bad news for you…

Last edited 3 months ago by Eagleswim
Taa
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Not his best moment but we are way the point where you need to let it go.

Taa
Reply to  Taa
3 months ago

*way past

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  Taa
3 months ago

some are just historians of the sport. . . .

Coach Macgyver
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Stuck in the past is not the same as being a historian. He has paid his dues and is trying to move forward.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Yeah, right up there with “grab ’em by the…,” “good people on both sides,” and storming the Capitol. In the post-2016 news cycle, it would be a one-day sports page article. Timing is everything.

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 months ago

Conflating Trump and Lochte — interesting. . . . . .

50M Pools Rule
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Who hurt you?

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  50M Pools Rule
3 months ago

argumentum ad absurdum

Chris
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Rio was lame but Lochte is an ok guy. Still the 2 IM GOAT. Not many will ever display the versatility that Lochte did.

SWIMGUY12345
3 months ago

Anyone who’s been in or around the sport knows what a kind and approachable person Lochte has been. Significantly more than other big time stars.

Will always be rooting for him.

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  SWIMGUY12345
3 months ago

-1

steer
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

ratio’ed on the minuses lol

50M Pools Rule
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
3 months ago

Did Lochte steal your girl?

MIKE IN DALLAS
Reply to  50M Pools Rule
3 months ago

I won’t even go near a response on this one!
Just to rich for jest and bad images.

The Original Tim
3 months ago

I’ve swum there at two USMS Nationals in 2015 and 2021, what am I missing?

Xman
3 months ago

This place is in such a strange location, not sure how it hasn’t shut down.

The Original Tim
Reply to  Xman
3 months ago

It has changed ownership multiple times as a result of its location, and I think shut down at least momentarily at one point. The current owners seem to have it on better financial footing from what I saw at USMS Nationals there last year vs 2015.

Reply to  The Original Tim
3 months ago

…yes, SPIRE has new ownership and management, and they have decades of experience behind them.

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