Post Olympic Circuit:
To recap Ryan Lochte’s NBC Today interview from the swimmer’s perspective, he will be back in the pool training by next Monday. He is not going to be swimming the 400 IM going forward (where have we heard that before?). Yes, Lochte is going to try his hand at acting and in the fashion industry (striking while the iron is hot), but he does not feel it’ll hurt his training because he has eight years of base-work under his belt.
Lochte’s got his head in the right place. Training for the 100 and 200 meter races makes absolute sense given his age. After his 3rd place finish in the 100 meters butterfly at the US Olympic Trials, a 50-point 100 fly for Lochte is in the cards, especially if he’s gearing his training for more explosive speed. The 100 and 200 back, 100 and 200 free, and the 200 IM offer Lochte a lot of opportunities for more Olympic hardware in Rio.
Prince Harry came up again. Lochte clarified that he was not with him during the naked pool game, now imfamous because of the Prince Harry photos that have gone viral. Apparently their meeting and racing in the actual pool happened earlier in the evening.
Brendan Hansen on NBC Today: “I married way up.”