Still Waiting for Ryan Lochte’s Return to the Pool

With his 10-month suspension officially over, 32-year-old Ryan Lochte was set to make his USA Swimming racing return at the L.A. Invite in mid-July. Except, it didn’t happen.

Originally slated to swim on USC’s campus in the 50m free, 100m free and 200m IM, Lochte told FloSwimming, “I’m scratching from the meet this weekend because I have not been able to train the way I feel I need to train because of Caiden being born. My family, Kayla, and Caiden​ is my first priority and my goal is to be at an elite level by Pan Pacs next year. Thank you all for your support.”

Lochte and fiancee, Kayla Rae Reid, welcomed their first child, Caiden Zane Lochte, on Thursday, June 8th.

While ineligible to swim at the 2017 U.S. Nationals and, thus, unable to qualify for the World Championships in Budapest, Lochte still got some post-Rio racing in by way of the United States Masters Swimming (USMS) National Championship meet last April.  Lochte swam away with multiple medals at the short course yards meet, including a new Masters National Record in the 100 IM.

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Not Betty

Hmmm, maybe the US Open?


He’s supposed to swim the Energy Standard Invitational meet in Rome in a week. Most of the US National team along with other national teams will be there, and Sarah Sjostrom is slated to swim the 200 free against Pellegrini at this meet as well. Fun fact: The organizers of this meet will not allow entries from any swimmer who has ever been suspended for a drug violation.

Not Betty

Thanks for the info.


But Pellegrini has quit the 200


Maybe time to retire. He had a great career but not getting any younger. Now young family to be with


Retire and do what?


use his degree….

Douglas Klein

No retirement until he reaches his goal of cleaning up in Tokyo in 2020 collecting 30 medals!!!!! That you can take to the bank!


Now that’s funny

Douglas Klein

what’s funny? Also, do not forget the fact that he made a pledge to his new sponsors (TYR) to compete at least through 2020.

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Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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