Ryan Lochte

American professional swimmer

Ryan Lochte
American professional swimmer. source- Wikimedia Commons

Ryan Lochte is an American professional Swimmer and a 12-time Olympic medalist. Lochte is additionally known second-most decorated swimmer in the history of the Olympics recorded by the total number of medals.

Ryan Lochte| Early life, Childhood, and Parents

Talking about his early life, Ryan Lochte was born Ryan Steven Lochte Sr. on 3 August 1984, in Rochester, New York, the United States.

Besides this, Ryan is American by nationality, and he comes from a mixed (Dutch, English, German, and Cuban) ethnic background from his parents. Steven practices the Christian religion while his zodiac sign is Leo.

Furthermore, Ryan is the son of his father, Steven R. Lochte, and his mother, Ileana Lochte. Both of his parents worked as swimming coaches in their careers.

Additionally, Steven was raised and grew up his childhood days in Havana alongside his four siblings including two younger sisters and two younger brothers.

His sisters named were Kristin Lochte and Megan Lochte, while his two brothers were named Brandon Lochte and Devon Lochte respectively.

Regarding his academic qualifications, Ryan went to Bloomfield Central Schools and completed his elementary school graduation. Later on, Steven attends a local high school in his hometown.

Afterward, Lochte enrolled at the University of Florida where he graduated with an honorary degree major in Sports management in the year 2007.

Career and Professional Life

Moving onto his professional career, Ryan Lochte began his career as a swimmer during his university days as he is very much interested in swimming during that time.

Furthermore, Ryan later on the part in the 2004 Olympics Games where he won a gold medal as a member of the victorious 4×200 meter as well as a silver medal in the 200-meter, behind the American legend swimmer named Michael Phelps.

Moreover, Steven set the world record in the 100-meter backstroke, 200-meter backstroke, as well as the 200-meter IM in the 2006 Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA).

Likewise, Steven even won a gold medal in the 200-meter backstroke during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where he set a new global standard of 1 minute and 53.94 seconds.

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Ryan Lochte alongside Michael Phelps, Ricky Berens, and David Walters at the 2009 FINA world championships. source-

After a year, Ryan then broke the Michael Phelps world record in the 200-meter IM as well as the 400-meter IM during the major event of the 2009 FINA world championships.

Further, Ryan participated in the major event of the 2012 London Olympics and even dominating win in the 400-meter IM.

In the summer Olympics, Ryan competes in the 4×200 meter freestyle relay, where he won both the medals. After this win, he makes his Olympic medal count up to a total of 12 medals.

Further, he had recognized as the second most medal decorated male swimmer of all time in the Olympics, after Michael Phelps.

Apart from swimmer, Ryan also worked his own reality television series called What Would Ryan Lochte Do? in the year 2013 with a total of 8 episodes.

Further, he made even guest appearances on the TV series named 30 Rock and Beverly Hills 90210 in the year 2012.

Further, Steven appeared as a cast name Brad in the drama-comedy TV series called All I Wish, and had featured in season 2 of the TV series named Celebrity Big Brother.

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Ryan Lochte| Net worth and Salary

Regarding his net worth and salary status, Ryan Lochte is very much successful in his career as a professional swimmer and won several gold medals during the peak time of his career.

Ryan gained so much fame and recognition for his outstanding skills. Through this, Steven earned a good fortune of money from his initial ongoing career.

Furthermore, Ryan’s had an estimated net worth to be totaled around $8 million USD.

Additionally, when he was at the peak of his career, he earned a whopping annual salary of around $2.3 million USD including the major sponsor brands like Speedo, Gillette, Ralph Lauren, and Gatorade.

Rumors and Controversy

Regarding his rumors and controversy, Ryan Lochte does involve in some rumors and controversies related to his personal as well as professional career.

In his career, Ryan made a controversial thing in which he received his gold medal after the match by taking off his diamond-encrusted tooth grill.

Further, Lochte had involved in the affair when the rule of underwater turn had completely changed by the FINA, which is an international federation of swimming. Then, Ryan even said it’s a totally ridiculous and disappointing rule.


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Additionally, Ryan is again involved in an international controversy when he wrongly reported that he, alongside three swim team members was pulled over and even robbed by armed robbers posing themselves as the police officer with a badge when the swimmers were in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the time of 2016 Summer Olympics.

However, later on, after the proper investigation, it had found out that the swimmers had urinated outside of a gas station bathroom and even Ryan had damaged a framed poster.

Personal Life and Relationship

Moving onto his personal life and relationship status, Ryan Lochte’s current relationship status is married. Ryan married his love partner named Kayla Rae Reid, a model, and Playboy Playmate.

Furthermore, Ryan and Kayla began dating each other during the 2016 Summer Olympics and engaged in October 2016. Afterward, the couple was married on 9 January 2018 in Palm Springs, California, the United States.

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Ryan Lochte with his family. source- Sports Illustrated

From their marriage, the couple was blessed with two beautiful children including one daughter and one son. Their first child, a son named Caiden Zane Lochte, was born in 2017. Whereas, their second child, a daughter named Liv Rae Lochte, was born in 2019.

Previously, Ryan had a relationship with his teacher and a soccer coach named Amanda Sauer.

As of now, the couple lived happily raising their two beautiful children and there is no news of their divorce or extramarital affairs.


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Ryan Lochte| Body Measurement

Ryan Lochte is a professional swimmer who had an athletic body and maintained a good physique with a good body posture.

Furthermore, Lochte has been standing at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m). Steven weighs around 195 lbs (88 kg).

Moreover, Ryan had a beautiful pair of blue eyes and light brown hair color. Further, Lochte had a chest size of 46 inches, waist of 34 inches, and biceps of 16 inches respectively.

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Social Media Profile

Focusing on his social media status, Ryan Lochte does active on all major sorts of social networking sites including Facebook, and Instagram. Steven had around 566K followers on his official Facebook account.

Furthermore, Lochte gained over 817K followers on his Instagram account with a total of 1,286 posts as of now.

Ryan Lochte| FAQs

Who is Ryan Lochte?
Ryan Lochte is an American professional Swimmer and a 12-time Olympic medalist. Lochte is additionally known second-most decorated swimmer in the history of the Olympics recorded by the total number of medals.

How old is Ryan Lochte?
As of 2022, Ryan Lochte is 37 years of age.

How tall is Ryan Lochte?
Ryan Lochte stood with an average height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).

What is Ryan Lochte’s relationship status?
As of now, Ryan Lochte is currently a married man.

Who is Ryan Lochte’s spouse?
Ryan Lochte’s spouse’s name is Kayla Rae Reid.

How many times has Ryan Lochte won an Olympic medal?
Ryan Lochte is a 12-time Olympic medalist.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name- Ryan Steven Lochte
  • Birth Place- Rochester, New York, United States
  • Nationality- American
  • Ethnicity- Mixed (Dutch, English, German, and Cuban)
  • Profession- Professional swimmer, Actor
  • Started Career- As a swimmer
  • Net worth- $8 million USD
  • Height – 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
  • Relationship status- Married
  • Spouse- Kayla Rae Reid
  • Children- 2
  • Social Media- Instagram, Facebook

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