Ryan Lochte Entered in 7 Events at Florida Sectionals

After making his 2017-2018 racing debut at the Florida Area 1 & 4 Championships last weekend in Jacksonville, Ryan Lochte is entered in seven events at the Florida Southern Zone South Sectional Championships (LCM), which will begin Thursday in Plantation.

Lochte is entered with a 1:46.62 in the 200 free, 52.66 in the 100 fly, 54.83 in the 100 back, 1:56.22 in the 200 IM, 49.13 in the 100 free, and 2:01.04 in the 200 back. He’s also entered in the 400 free with his 4:21.79 SCY 500 time. His 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, and 100 free entry times were done at 2016 Olympic Trials, and his backstroke times are from the 2016 Mesa Pro Swim Series stop.

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He isn’t only post-grad participating in the meet. Scheduled to join Lochte is Corey Main, who trains with him at the University of Florida, as well as Florida State grads Jared Pike and Marc Rojas, and a handful of others. Bruno Fratus is also entered in the 50 free.

Last week, Lochte went 4:21.8 in his 500, which while well off his 2007 best of 4:13.23, was right around his next-best time. This week marks his return to his more traditional events, though notably he and all the other male post-grads are forgoing the 200 fly and 400 IM (24-year-old Boglarka Kapas is the top seed in the women’s 400 IM).

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40 Flat
2 years ago

He is entered in the 400 as well with a yards time

Go Bearcats
2 years ago

Would’ve been cool if he entered in some breastroke. I love it when him and Phelps toyed with real off events. (Although him swimming the 400 is pretty cool)

Reply to  Go Bearcats
2 years ago

In my opinion, the last thing Lochte needs to be doing is breastroke. He’s had so many injuries involving his groin (several of which he’s attributed to breaststroke) that I think he needs to stay away from it all together.

Reply to  Michael
2 years ago

… Last time I checked IM has breast included

Reply to  Michael
2 years ago

Don’t forget about the MCL tear right as he got to Charlotte. He’ll be fine training for the IMs, but I agree that he doesn’t need to be racing the 200 breast or doing a ton of it in practice.

Caeleb Dressel Will Get 8 golds in Tokyo
2 years ago

He’s going to die so badly in that 400, but I’m excited that He’s actually swimming a meet

Coach Mike 1952

What makes you say he will die in a 400 LCM free? How many of us can do a 4:21 after not doing much if any racing for many months? IMHO it will be both interesting & intriguing to see what he can do at this stage of his career.

Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
2 years ago

Both interesting and intriguing, huh?

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Durp
2 years ago



His splitting was very good and consistent in the 500 he swam last week (23.3 out and then 26.mids the rest of the way), so imo the only way he dies is if his strategy is wrong. The fitness is there, especially considering that he probably had very little rest leading into that 500.

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