Ryan Lochte on Practice Lately: “Maybe in a week, I’d be there 4 times” (Video)

2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

Olympic champion Ryan Lochte returned to competition this week in Palo Alto, California, racing for the first time in over a year as his 14-month suspension expired this week. Lochte kicked things off with a 200 IM time trial on Wednesday, posting a 1:57.88. That was his fastest time in the event since the 2016 Rio Olympics by a full second. Tonight, he lowered that mark a bit to win the title in 1:57.76. Lochte finished over a second ahead of the field.

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snorkel

jeah baby

Bruh

Ryan “I love my family” Lochte

Ol’ Longhorn

Can’t wait to see Caiden at Tokyo with some grillz instead of Boomer with the stupid Beats on.

Justin Thompson

On one hand I’m happy he’s spending time with his family, on the other it maybe too little too late if he’s going to start training hard now. A 1:57.7 with little training is impressive, so who knows. With 10 solid months of training maybe he can pop a 1:55.

Wolfpack

I wouldn’t say a year is to little for the world record holder, considering that he still threw down two 1:57s this week

ERVINFORTHEWIN

agreed – there will be a lot of nay sayers who have no clue what Lochte can do in a year time on this forum .

Ol’ Longhorn

There are no naysayers on this forum. Wait…

Justin Thompson

Throw down a prediction.

Ol' Longhorn

I’m thinking 1:55.5ish. Trains only 2 free, 2 IM. Takes Dressel’s pre-workout. I think I’m good with that.

Justin Thompson

Maybe not, but a lot has to go right in the next year and he’s not getting any younger. The knee/groin has to hold up, he has to stay out of trouble and he has to put in the work. You may not like hearing it, but it’s a long tough road for him.

Dave

Judging from the World Championships. this is the only event I see him having any chance at medalling and he could easily win it. That was probably the softest event in the whole WC meet. If I were him that’s the only one I’d be preparing for….

Fdsnjn

Idk he could very reasonably do a Conor Dwyer and get it together very quickly. I’ll be rooting for him regardless!

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