Just as swimming fans were gearing up to see Ryan Lochte back in action at the 2018 US Summer Nationals at the end of July, we reported that Lochte had accepted a 14-month suspension due to an IV infusion. Lochte has been relatively quiet since then, only resurfacing in the media recently at the launch event for TYR’s new tech suit, the TYR Venzo.
Of his suspension, Lochte commented that “he should have known better”. He went on to say that he’s been knocked down so many times since the Rio Olympic games, that there’s only one way to go, and that is up. He’s confident that his drive and passion for swimming is back, and that he will turn some heads once 2020 rolls around.
Of the TYR Venzo, Lochte had rave reviews for the new tech suit. Lochte signed with TYR just as they were beginning to make and test the Venzo, so he had a hand in providing feedback every step of the way, and he says he’s never felt better in the water than he has in the Venzo. Lochte warned that in the coming years, fans would be seeing numerous world records go down with this new suit from TYR.