Ryan Lochte

FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Michael Phelps swims in a 100-meter butterfly heat at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara, Calif. For Phelps, there's one last chance to get ready for the races that really matter. The winningest athlete in Olympic history will swim in three events at the University of Georgia, his final tuneup for the national championships in Southern California next month.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Phelps a bit miffed that he’s not going faster

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michael Phelps figured he would be swimming faster by now. His coach believes he’s right on schedule. Phelps will get a final tuneup before the national championships when he competes in […]

07/10/2014

Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly final during the Arena Grand Prix swim meet, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Phelps tries sprinting in 2nd event of comeback

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is going short, really short, in the second event of his comeback. The swimmer who owns 18 Olympic gold medals in middle and longer distance races is going to […]

04/25/2014

Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly during the Arena Grand Prix swim meet, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. It is Phelps' first competitive event after a nearly two-year retirement. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A giddy Michael Phelps qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final Thursday in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics. The 28-year-old swimmer was second at the turn […]

04/24/2014

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York's Herald Square called "Swim for Relief," which aims to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC

  NEW YORK (AP) — The 64-year-old woman who swam from Cuba to Florida is attempting to swim in a pool in midtown Manhattan for 48 straight hours to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy. Wearing […]

10/08/2013

United States Women's 4x100m medley relay team members Missy Franklin, and Megan Romano embrace after winning the gold medal at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain,  Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Missy Franklin wins record 6th gold at swim worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium one more time in Spain before heading off to college. With that step, the 18-year-old joined a very exclusive club. Missy, we’d […]

08/04/2013

The gold medal winning United States team from left: Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte, Charles Gipson Houchin and Conor Dwyer smile as they pose for photos after the medal ceremony for the Men's 4x200m freestyle relay final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Lochte claims 2 golds on epic night of swimming

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Wearing fluorescent orange sneakers, Ryan Lochte eased out of his seat and moved gingerly toward the exit of the Palau Sant Jordi. It was the first time he was slow all […]

08/02/2013

Ryan Lochte of the United States swims to the gold medal in the Men's 200m individual medley final  at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Ryan Lochte back on top at swimming worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ryan Lochte is back on top at the world swimming championships, cruising to victory in the 200-meter individual medley Thursday. Lochte trailed Brazil’s Thiago Pereira after the butterfly and backstroke legs, […]

08/01/2013

Swimmer Ryan Lochte picks training over Tinseltown

LOS ANGELES (AP) – With his camera-ready good looks, quirky catchphrases and funky fashion choices, swimmer Ryan Lochte parlayed the five medals he won at the 2012 Olympic Games into a burgeoning media career. But […]

09/27/2012

Olympics draw to a close with mega-party weekend

By Jill Lawless, Associated Press The Olympic finishing line is almost in sight. With just a few events to go, athletes and Londoners alike are set for the mother-of-all celebrations – a weekend of gold-medal […]

08/10/2012

Phelps wins 200 IM for 20th career Olympic medal

(AP) – Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley Thursday for his first individual gold of the London Olympics. He clocked 1 minute, 54.27 seconds for his record 20th career Olympic medal and 16th gold. […]

08/02/2012

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