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Ryan Lochte
  • Senior
  • Free /Fly/ IM
  • Daytona Beach (Spruce Creek)

24-Time All-American
2006 Short Course World Champion 200 IM
2006 Short Course World Champion 400 IM
2006 Short Course World Champion 200 Backstroke
2006 NCAA Champion 200 IM
2006 NCAA Champion 400 IM
2006 NCAA Champion 200 Backstroke
2006 NCAA Male Swimmer of the Year
2006 SEC Champion 200 IM
2006 SEC Champion 100 Butterfly
2006 SEC Champion 200 Butterfly
2006 Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC Male Swimmer of the Year
2005 World Champion 400 FR
2005 SEC Male Athlete of the Year
2005 NCAA Champion 200 Backstroke
2005 NCAA Champion 200 IM
2005 NCAA Champion 800 FR
2005 SEC Male Swimmer of the Year
2005 Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC Male Swimmer of the Year
2005 SEC Male High Point Award
2005 SEC Champion 200 Backstroke
2005 SEC Champion 200 IM
2005 SEC Champion 400 IM
2005 Florida Men's Amateur Athlete of the Year
2004 Olympic Gold Medalist 800 FR
2004 Olympic Silver Medalist 200 IM
2004 U.S Olympian (200 IM and 800 FR)
2004 U.S. Open Male High Point Award
2004 NCAA Champion 400 IM
2004 SEC Champion 400 IM
2003 SEC Male Swimmer of the Year
2003 SEC Male High Point Award Winner
2003 SEC Male Freshman of the Year
2003 Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC Male Swimmer of the Year
2002 U.S. Open Male High Point Award Winner

Career Best Times:
Short Course (Yards)

50 Free - 19.90s (Auburn, 01/21/06)
100 Free - 42.56 (2005 SEC Championships)
200 Free - 1:33.07 (2005 SEC Championships)
500 Free - 4:21.07 (Purdue, 11/20.05)
1,650 Free - 14:55.03 (2005 SEC Championships)
100 Back - 44.60s (2006 NCAA Championships)
200 Back - 1:37.68 (2006 NCAA Championships)
100 Fly - 46.02 (2006 SEC Championships)
200 Fly - 1:42.39 (2006 SEC Championships)
100 Breast - 55.74 (LSU, 01/12/06)
200 Breast - 2:03.52 (Florida Atlantic, 11/11/05)
200 IM -1:40.55 (2006 NCAA Championships)
400 IM - 3:38.15 (2006 NCAA Championships)

(Long Course Meters)
200 Free - 1:48.65 (2004 U.S. Olympic Trials)
1,500 Free - 15.28.37 (2004 U.S. Olympic Trials)
200 IM - 1:57.79 (2005 World Championships)
400 IM - 4:13.67 (2005 World Championships)
200 Back - 1:57.00 (2005 World Championships)

UF All-Time Rankings: Ranks first in the 100 free (42.56) … First in the 200 free (1:33.07) … Fourth in 1,650 free (14:55.03) … First in 100 fly (46.02)…First in 200 fly (1:42.39) … First in 200 IM (1:40.55.) … First in 400 IM (3:38.15) … First in 100 back (44.60) … First in 200 back (1:37.68) …First as member of the 400 FR (2:05.68), 800 FR (6:16.25), 200 MR (1:25.03) and 400 MR (3:07.87).

National/International Competition: Completed on of the greatest performances in swimming history at the 2006 FINA Short Course World Championships in Beijing, China…Won five medals (three gold, one silver and one bronze) only 10 days after competing at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta…Won the 200-meter IM in a World Record time of 1:53.31…Took home gold in the 400-meter IM in a World Record time of 4:02.49…Capped off the competition by winning the 200 back in a World Record time of 1:49.05…Also broke the World Record in the 100-meter back (49.99) during the opening leg of the 400 MR…Earned his first World Championship as part of the United States' 400-meter relay team in 2005 … Captured a pair of third-place finishes in the 200 back and 200 IM … Set new personal best in the 400 IM with a time of 4:13.67 … Won the 400-meter IM (4:16.83), placed second in the 200 IM (1:58.40), took second in the 200 back (1:57.50), fourth in the 200 free (1:48.89) and seventh in the 100 free (49.98) at the 2005 U.S. World Championships Trials … Captured a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in the 800 FR in an American record time of 7:07.33 … Won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in a University of Florida-record time of 1:58.78, which ranks third-fastest all-time in the history of the event …Qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympic games in the 200 IM in a long course personal-best time of (1:59.41) and the 800 FR with his fourth-place finish in the 200 free finals (1:48.65 in 200 free) at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Swimming trials … Led the U.S. 800 FR team to a gold medal at the 2004 FINA World Short Course Championships in a time of 7:03.78 … Won a silver medal in the 200 IM at the 2004 FINA World Short Course Championships with a time of 1:55.86 … Earned his fifth international medal of 2004 by winning a bronze medal in the 200 free in time of 1:44.97 at the 2004 FINA World Short Course Championships … Became the fourth-fastest American all-time in the 200 IM (2:00.34) and the seventh-fastest in the 400 IM after posting time of 4:16.80 at 2003 Pan American Games … Also won Gold at the Pan Am Games as a member of 800 FR team (7:18.93) that set a meet record … Swam then personal-best times in the 200 IM (2:03.50), 400 IM (4:20.10) and the 200 free (1:50.30) at the 2002 U.S. Senior Nationals ... Competed in the 200 free, 400-meter free, 200 IM and the 400 IM at the 2001 Junior Nationals ... Finished 11th in the 200 IM at the Junior Nationals.

At Florida:

2005-06: Named NCAA Male Swimmer of the Year for the second time in his career…Capped off his collegiate career with four stellar performances at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta (03/23-25)…Successfully defended his 200 IM title in an NCAA and American record time of 1:40.55…Set the NCAA record in the 100 back (44.60) while swimming the opening leg of the 400 MR…Recaptured his 400 IM title in an NCAA record time of 3:38.15…Won the 200 back in an NCAA and American record time of 1:37.68…His seven career individual NCAA titles ranks first in school history…Added four more SEC titles to his collection by winning the 200 IM (1:43.31), 100 fly (46.02) and 200 Fly (1:42.39) at the SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. (02/18/06)…Broke the school records in both the 100 fly and 200 fly events…Earned the SEC Male High Point Award for the second time in his career…Also swam the opening leg of the winning 800 FR team (6:21.91)…Won the 100 fly (46.91) in his final race at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center against Indian River C.C. (02/04/06)…Earned victories in the 200 free (1:36.89) and 200 back (1:43.27) against Tennessee (01/28/06)…Also participated in the 400 MR (3:16.35) and 200 FR (1:21.34)...First in the 200 fly (1:45.27), 200 back (1:40.11) and 100 fly (47.43) against Auburn (01/22/06)…Won the 50 free (20.04) against Alabama (01/21/06)…Part of the winning 200 MR (1:29.63) and 200 FR (1:21.36) against the Razorbacks…Won the Male High Point Award for the third time at the Dallas Morning News Classic (01/14/06)…Finished first in the 200 free (1:35.57), 100 back (47.25) and 500 free (4:22.81)…Helped the 800 FR (6:32.63) and 200 FR (1:20.93) to victories…First in the 100 breast (55.74) against LSU (01/12/06)…Exhibitioned the 400 IM (3:49.53) and swam the opening leg of the 200 MR (1:30.49) against the Tigers… First in the 100 back (46.20) against Penn State (01/07/06)…Captured first place in the 200 fly (1:44.13) and 200 back (1:44.73) against Florida State (11/22/05)…Swam the opening leg of the winning 200 MR team (1:29.70)…Won three individual events at the Purdue Invitational (11/20/05)…First in the 500 free (4:21.07), 200 free (1:36.42) and 200 back (1:40.73)…Also part of the winning 200 FR (1:20.47) and 800 FR (6:34.82)…Second in the 400 MR (3:16.49), 200 MR (1:30.20) and 400 FR (2:58.02)…First in the 200 fly (1:47.84) and 200 breast (2:03.52) against Florida Atlantic (11/11/05)…Member of the 200 MR (1:31.96) team that finished first…First in the 100 back (46.62), 200 back (1:41.65) and 100 fly (47.99) against Georgia (10/27/05)…Swam the first leg of the winning 200 MR team (1:30.60)…Did not swim at South Carolina or Texas because of a mild shoulder sprain…Won the 200 back (1:42.90) against Virginia (10/14/05)...Member of the 400 MR team that finished first with a time of 3:19.37.

2004-05: Racked up seven All-American honors at the NCAA Championships … Broke the American, U.S. Open, NCAA, NCAA Meet and UF records when he took top honors in the 200 IM (1:41.71) … Broke the NCAA Meet record when he won the 200 back (1:38.37) … Led UF to its first NCAA relay national title since 1991 when the 800 FR (6:16.53) posted the second-fastest time in NCAA history … Finished second in the 100 back (45.65), fourth as a member of the 400 FR (2:52.07), sixth in the 200 MR (1:26.42) and sixth in the 400 MR (3:08.55 at the NCAA Championships ... Named Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Championships … Broke the American, U.S. Open, NCAA, SEC and UF records en route to winning the SEC 200 back title (1:38.29) … Topped the American, U.S. Open, NCAA, SEC and UF records when he went 1:41.71 in the 200 IM to win the SEC title in the event … Led the 800 FR team to the U.S. Open, NCAA, SEC and UF records to win the SEC title in a clocking of 6:16.25 … Broke the SEC and UF records en route to winning the 400 IM (3:39.08), 200 MR (1:25.03), 400 MR (3:07.87) and 400 FR (2:50.68) … Collected seven All-SEC honors … Named Men's Swimmer of the Meet at SECs and won the SEC Male High Point Award … Named SEC Men's Swimmer of the Year by the SEC and the Knoxville News-Sentinel … Twice named SEC Men's Swimmer of the Week … Honored as the State of Florida Amateur Men's Athlete of the Year by the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in St. Petersburg, Fla., … Led the 200 MR (1:29.60) team to victory vs. Indian River C.C. (2/5/05) …Won the 200 breast against Tennessee (1/29/05) in a time of 2:03.62 and finished second as a member of the 200 MR (1:29.99) … Raced to top honors in the 500 (4:22.99) and 1,000 free (8:59.54) while leading the 400 MR (3:14.13) to a first-place finish vs. Virginia (1/28/05) … Won the 200 fly (1:50.65) and 200 MR (1:30.29) while finishing second in the 50 free (20.35) at Alabama (1/22/05) … Touched the wall in first place in the 200 back (1:42.29) and 400 IM (3:47.39) while placing second as a member of the 400 MR (3:15.94) at Auburn (1/21/05) … Won the 200 IM (1:47.99), 100 back (47.66), 200 back (1:42.36), 800 FR (6:34.14) and the 400 IM (3:48.13), while placing second as a member of the 400 FR (2:59.82) at the Dallas Morning News Classic … Named Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Dallas Morning News Classic … Touched the wall in first place at SMU (1/13/05) in the 200 IM (1:48.94) and as a member of the 400 MR (3:18.62) … Anchored the winning 800-meter FR (7:43.20), led the 400-meter MR team to a first-place finish (3:53.44), won the 100-meter back (56.14), won the 400-meter IM (4:29.95), runner up in the 400-meter FR (3:30.53), third in the 100-meter free (51.20), fourth in the 1500-meter free (15:48.67) and ninth in the 400-meter free (4:00.23) at the U.S. Open Championships … Won the U.S. Open High Point Award for the second time in his career … Won the 200 IM (1:48.07), 400 MR (3:15.68) and 500 free (4:22.62) against Texas and South Carolina (11/12/04) … Raced to top honors in the 200 IM (1:48.07), 100 back (47.26), 800 FR (6:37.58), 400 FR (2:59.01) and the 200 back (1:43.22), while finishing second in the 200-meter fly (1:50.29) at the Boilermaker Challenge … Won the 100 back (48.77), 200 MR (1:30.18) and 400 IM (3:49.62) while placing second in the 1,000 free (9:09.60) vs. Minnesota (10/29/04) … Touched the wall first in the 200 IM (1:47.92), 400 MR (3:18.47) and 200 back (1:43.73) against Georgia (10/28/04).


2003-04:
Picked up six All-America honors at the NCAA Championships … Broke American, U.S. Open and NCAA short course records in winning 400-meter IM (4:04.52) at NCAAs … Finished third in 200-meter IM (1:55.62) and ninth in 200-meter fly (1:56.35) … Also swam on the 800-meter FR that was third (7:06.95), 400-meter FR that placed fourth (3:13.53) and 200-meter FR that finished seventh (1:27.74) … Led all Florida swimmers with 45 points in individual events at NCAAs … Earned six All-SEC honors … Named All-SEC by Knoxville News-Sentinel … Captured third individual title of career when he posted the second-best time in school history in 400 IM (3:41.32) at the SEC Championships … Also won gold as part of 800 FR team (6:21.29) … Finished second in 200 IM (1:43.84) with automatic time and third in 200 fly (1:43.84) with automatic time … Took another gold with 800 FR team (6:21.29) and finished second as part of 200 FR (1:18.86) and 400 FR (2:54.42) … Won or swam fastest time in 22 of 27 individual events at college-only meets in the regular season … Went undefeated during the regular season in nine different events (100 free, 200 free, 400-meter free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM, 400 IM) … Captured first place in 12 different individual events during the season … Posted 15 NCAA provisional times and six automatic times during the regular season … First in the 100 free (45.15) and first in the 200 IM (1:48.51) with provisional time at Tennessee (1/31/04) … First in 200-meter IM (2:05.62) and first as part of 400-meter MR team (3:53.56) vs. Alabama (1/24/04) … First in 400-meter free (3:57.28) with provisional time, second in 200-meter IM (2:03.05) with automatic time and third in 200-meter fly (2:05.34) vs. Auburn (1/23/04) … Named SEC Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 20 for performances against Texas A&M and at the Dallas Morning News Classic … Won all three individual events he swam in and both relays in being named Most Outstanding Swimmer at the Dallas Morning News Classic (1/16-17/04) … Won the 500 free (4:21.69), 200 IM (1:47.76) and 400 IM (3:47.17) and swam on the winning 200 FR (1:21.80) and 800 FR teams (6:34.26) … First in three individual events at Texas A&M (1/15/04): 500 free (4:28.70), 1,000 free (9:05.68) and 200 fly (1:48.86) … Second in 200 fly (1:48.55) and swam second-fastest time in 200 breast (2:07.10), but was exhibitioned vs. Kentucky (1/3/04) … Missed winning 2003 U.S. Open Male High Point Award by three points after collecting 66 … Had seven top-20 finishes in eight events … Second in 200-meter IM (2:02.53), third in 200-meter free (1:50.75), fifth in 400-meter IM (4:30.81), seventh in 1,500-meter free (15:39.15) and 17th in 100-meter free (52.21) … Also swam on fifth-place teams in 400-meter FR (3:32.96) and 800-meter FR (7:46.42) … Recorded two provisional times in winning the 200 back (1:47.14) and 400 IM (3:51.35) at South Carolina (11/14/03) … First in both the 500 free (4:23.84) and 200 IM (1:48.71) as both were provisional times at Georgia (11/13/03) … Suffered first defeat in individual event of season when he finished second in 200 fly (1:49.23) at Georgia … Won 1,000 free (9:02.24) and was third as member of 400 FR team (3:08.28) vs. Florida State (11/11/03) … Also won 200 breast (2:05.57), but was exhibitioned … Top honors in both the 200-meter free (2:07.84) and 400-meter free (4:01.20) and was second as part of 400-meter FR team (3:28.99) at Michigan (10/31/03) … Captured first in both the 200 free (1:37.15) and 200 fly (1:50.02) and was second as member of 400 FR team (3:02.67) at Minnesota (10/30/03) … Won the 200 free (1:37.44) with NCAA provisional time, 100 back (49.77) and swam leadoff leg of second place 200 MR (1:31.94) at Florida Invitational (10/18/03).

2002-03: SEC Male Swimmer of the Year ... SEC Freshman of the Year ... SEC Male High Point Award Winner ... Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC Swimmer of the Year ... Three-time SEC champion (two individual, one relay) ... Five-time NCAA All-American ... Named SEC Athlete of the Week on Jan. 27 ... Recorded 22 first-place finishes ... Won 11 events in five meets in the spring (SMU, Dallas Morning News Classic, Auburn, Alabama and Tennessee) ... Won three events in consecutive meets vs. Alabama (1/25/03) and Tennessee (2/1/03) ... Third in the 400 IM in a time of 3:41.45 at the NCAA Championships ... Touched the wall in a time of 1:44.58 to finish fourth in the 200 IM at the NCAA Championships...Eighth in a time of 14:59.18 in the 1,650 free ... Member of 400 MR that finished seventh (2:54.94) ... Member of 800 FR that finished second in a time of 6:20.54 ... Finished seventh as a member of 200 MR team (1:18.97) ... Won SEC titles in the 400 IM (3:43.31) and 1,650 free (14:55.03) ... Became just the third swimmer in SEC history to swim a sub-15 minute time in the 1,650 free ... Won the 400 IM despite his goggles breaking the moment he dove into the pool at the beginning of the race ... Member of UF's 800 FR team that broke the 19-year-old school record with a time of 6:20.14 (also marked an SEC record) ... Second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:45.05 ... Second in the 50 free in a time of 21.05 vs. Florida Atlantic (2/8/03) ... Won three events vs. Tennessee (2/1/03) in the 200 fly (1:49.00), 200 IM (1:47.96) and the 500 free (4:25.85) ... Also won three events at Alabama (1/25/03) in the 200 free (1:38.82), 400 IM (3:53.31) and the 500 free (4:26.83) ... Recorded two first-place finishes at Auburn (1/25/03) in the 200 fly (1:48.17) and the 1,000 free (9:02.74) ... Won the 200 IM in a time of 1:47.81 and was a member of the first place 800 FR team that set a meet record in a time of 6:35.01 ... First in both the 200 free (1:37.65) and 200 fly (1:50.91) at SMU (1/16/03) ... Won the Male High Point Award at the 2002 U.S. Open with 66 points … Finished one point ahead of Minnesota's Keith Beaver to win the individual award ... Third in the 400-meter IM in a time of 4:29.37 ... Also fourth in the 200 IM (2:04.63), sixth in the 400-meter FR (3:37.06), sixth in the 400-meter free (3:59.44), fourth in the 1,500-meter free (15:50.17) and fifth in the 800-meter FR (7:50.75) ... Member of 400 FR team that won the event in a time of 3:00.97 vs. Georgia (11/23/02) ... Picked up a pair of second-place finishes vs. Florida State (11/19/02) in the 100 free (46.29) and the 200 free (1:39.75) ... Touched the wall in a first-place time of 1:49.27 vs. South Carolina (11/15/02) ... Swam second leg of 400 FR team that won with a time of 2:59.86 vs. Michigan (11/1/02) ... Finished second in the 200 free in a time of 1:41.15 ... Second in the 200 fly in a time of 1:52.41 vs. Indian River C.C. (10/18/02) ... Won the 500 free vs. LSU (10/11/02) in a time of 4:31.03.

High School: Florida Class 3A High School State Athletic Association champion in the 200 free (1:38.60) and 500 free (4:25.54) in 2001 … Mark in the 500 free was the fourth-fastest in state meet history … Also took home first place in the 200 free (1:40.15) and 500 free (4:30.89) at the 2000 meet … Swam with Gator teammate Andrew Swenson on the winning 400 FR teams at the 2001 (3:09.12) and 2000 (3:11.44) meets ... Four-time all-state selection ... Played for the Spruce Creek High School basketball team.


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