WATCH: Peacock First Look at ‘In Deep with Ryan Lochte’ Documentary

Peacock, the forthcoming streaming service from NBCUniversal, has released the first trailer for the original documentary “In Deep with Ryan Lochte” that will premiere with the services’ launch on July 15.

The documentary chronicles Lochte’s reinvention as a family man, now married with two children, after the post-Rio Olympic Games gas station debacle that made international headlines.

The Peacock app will be available on Android and Android TV devices, Apple devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices, Vizio SmartCast and LG smart TVs, as well as Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex services when it debuts. Xfinity X1 and Flex customers gained access to Peacock’s content April 15.

NBC’s description of the documentary

At the 2016 Rio Olympics Ryan Lochte (Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing with the Stars) was at the center of a scandal that has since overshadowed a decorated swimming career that includes 12 Olympic medals. Now a 35-year-old husband and father of two young children, Lochte is hoping for one more chance to make Team USA and prove he’s not the same man he was four years ago.

In Deep with Ryan Lochte is produced by Peacock and NBC Sports Films.

The trailer features sound and footage from the Rio incident, including the voice of Rowdy Gaines explaining what went down. It also includes clips from Lochte’s infamous first foray into television, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”, and new interviews and footage of him spending time with his wife and two children.

“I went from making millions to zero,” Lochte, 35, says. “This is the most pressure I’ve ever had in my life. If I don’t make the Olympic team, they won’t see the change that I’ve made.”

Lochte, with 12 Olympic medals, is tied with Jenny Thompson, Dara Torres, and Natalie Coughlin as the second-most awarded Olympic swimmer in history. If he qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, which have been pushed from 2020 to 2021, it would be his fifth Olympic Games.

Based on early results last summer in his return from a one-year suspension for a violation of anti-doping rules, Lochte’s best shot at an individual swim is in the 200 IM. His time of 1:57.76 at the U.S. National Championships ranked him 12th in the world and made him the third-best American. With a group of young up-and-coming swimmers like Michael Andrew, Carson Foster, and Shaine Casas all focusing on this 200 IM, though, the extra year could be one year too long for Lochte to earn a top-two spot.

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usaswimerror
1 year ago

“If I don’t make the team, they won’t see the change that I’ve made.”

Ryan, the changes you needed to make were for you and your family, not the fans and the gossips. Becoming a better person is the important thing, not making the Olympic team. With that said, good luck with everything.

brian
Reply to  usaswimerror
1 year ago

that’s but but something that’s clear is that Lochte cares a lot about his fans and people that look up him. it’s a legacy thing

Irish Ringer
1 year ago

I have a feeling that the Lochte story may have a sad ending similar to that of many other professional athletes. He made and blew through millions and now has to focus on what he’s going to do after swimming to provide a living for his family. I agree with the other comment in that redemption at this point is for he and his family. The public redemption isn’t going to do much for him at this point.

Xman
Reply to  Irish Ringer
1 year ago

I don’t know if he is swimming because he wants to at this point. It seems like the only way he can earn a living. He could probabaly get into coaching/being a trainer but it think he’s chasing one possible Olympic payday.

Sam Perry
Reply to  Irish Ringer
1 year ago

I’m pretty certain he has redemption from his family regardless of making an Olympic Team or not. This is about legacy and being a role model who can come back against all the odds. If that nets him endorsement deals, great for him and his family. But rest assured he’s not trying to earn anything of the sort from the folks who know and love him best.

bananaboy
1 year ago

i love you ryan. #JEAH

Guerra
1 year ago

This is a sad story. Ryan was a nice kid that got bad advice and direction from several enablers and “so called” role models throughout his life and made some very bad decisions. Whether his comeback is successful or not, I hope he has a good life and that he’s a good husband to his wife and a good father to his children.

Lis
Reply to  Guerra
1 year ago

He was the oldest swimmer there the night of the scandal. Don’t blame enablers and bad advice, he as a poor role model. Call it what it is. I hope he gets a chance to prove he’s changed but let’s be real about the original situation.

Guerra
Reply to  Lis
1 year ago

I agree with you. The enablers and bad advice and guidance go all the way back to his days as a youth and in college.

Xman
Reply to  Guerra
1 year ago

His role model was Lil Wayne

Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

Timing is everything. In today’s news cycle and events, the Rio “scandal” would be a sports page item not a ridiculous national controversy for weeks on end. People on this site went absolutely mental about it — the “ugly American.” Now look at us — the EU doesn’t want to even let us in. But that was before Grab ’em by the you-know-what and all that’s followed. Karma’s a bitch, though, as Billy Bush and Matt Lauer, two central players in hyping the scandal element, have found. Good for Ryan for fighting through things. The redemption story worked as a marketing tool for Phelps going into Rio. I hope it works for Lochte too.

BurnSnowflakes
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

TRUMP 2020

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  BurnSnowflakes
1 year ago

Pretty sure Karma’s got him in her sights too.

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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