Ryan Lochte Makes Return to Competition in 100 Back Prelims


Ryan Lochte swam a 55.59 in the 100 backstroke in his return to competition after a 10-month suspension. Lochte, who is now training on the west coast at the Trojan Swim Club, was scheduled to return at the LA Invite a few weeks back, but instead delayed that return until this week’s U.S. Open in New York.

As things sit now, Lochte will need to swim at least a 54.33 in finals to achieve his goal of qualifying for the U.S. National Team (listen to him talk about his goals here). His time in prelims currently ties him for 126th in the world in 2017.

That makes Lochte the 7th seed heading into finals, where all will be chasing Arkady Vyatchanin and his 54.54.

Watch the race below:


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3 years ago

Ryan lochte 8 golds 2020

Reply to  Jeahhhhhhhhhhhh
3 years ago

Lochte and dressel the saviours of the US 4×200…
Gators to rescue

3 years ago

Go Ryan !! show them u still got it in ya !!!

3 years ago

This is his second competition

Reply to  Cate
3 years ago

It’s his first after his suspension was up this the title “returns”

The master meet several months back was still during his ban

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