Swimming Career Highlights
Ryan Lochte, USA Born : 1984 in Canandaigua, New York. Lochte finally emerged from Michael Phelps' giant shadow at the 2009 World Championships.  4 gold medals and beating Phelps' 200 metres IM world record has given him the recognition he deserves. A world class backstroker and good freestyler he is an integral member of USA relay teams. He continued his dominance over Phelps at the 200 metre distance at the World Championships with gold medals in the Freestyle and Individual Medley he also added the 200 Backstroke gold 400 IM and 4 x 200 metre Freestyle relay - 5 golds in total. He broke his own world record in the 200 metres IM, becoming the first swimmer to break a record in the post-swimsuit era.
 

Titles (Long Course)

2005:
World: 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
2006:
2007:
World: 200 metres backstroke; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
2008:
Olympics: 200 metres Backstroke; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
2009:

World: 200 metres IM; 400 metres IM
4 x 100 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
2010:
Pan Pacific: 200 metres Freestyle; 200 metres Backstroke; 200 metres IM;
400 metres IM; 4 x 100 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
World Swimmer of the Year
2011:
World:
200 metres Freestyle; 200 metres Backstroke; 200 metres IM;
400 metres IM; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
World Swimmer of the Year
2012:
Olympics: 400
metres IM; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
2013:
World:
200 metres Backstroke; 200 metres IM; 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
2014:
2015:
World:
200 metres IM
2016:
Olympics: 4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay

World Records (Long Course)


2007:
200 metres Backstroke: 1.54.32
2008:
200 metres Backstroke: 1.53.49
2009:
200 metres IM: 1.54.10
2010:
2011:

200 meters IM: 1.54.00

Titles (Short Course)

2004:
World: 4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay
2005:
2006:
World: 200 metres Backstroke; 200 metres IM; 400 metres IM;
4 x 100 metres Medley relay
2007:
2008:

World: 100 metres IM; 200 metres IM; 400 metres IM
2009:
2010:

World: 200 metres Freestyle; 200 metres Backstroke
100 metres IM; 200 metres IM; 400 metres IM
4 x 100 metres Medley relay
2011:
2012:

World: 200 metres Freestyle; 100 metres IM; 200 metres IM;
4 x 200 metres Freestyle relay; 4 x 100 metres Medley relay
2013:
2014:

World: 4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
 

World Records (Short Course)

2006:
100 metres Backstroke: 49.99; 200 metres Backstroke: 1.49.05
200 metres IM: 1.53.31
2007:
2008:

100 metres IM: 51.25; 51.15;  200 metres IM: 1.51.56
2009:
2010:

200 metres IM: 1.50.08; 400 metres IM: 3.55.50
2011:
2012:

100 metres IM: 50.71; 200 metres IM: 1.49.63