|Birth Date||3 August 1984|
|Hometown||Rochester, New York|
|Known For||Olympic swimmer|
|Highest Score||38 (Team Freestyle)|
|Lowest Score||22 (Viennese Waltz)|
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Ryan Lochte has become a transcendent figure in the Olympic world. He is a four-time Olympian (Athens, Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro) and a twelve-time Olympic medalist (including six Gold, three Silver, and three Bronze). His seven individual Olympic medals are second all-time in Men's Swimming, and he is the current world record holder in the 200 individual medley. Ryan has been named both American and World Swimmer of the Year twice in his career (2010 and 2011) and has a total of 70 medals in major international competition, including 45 first place finishes.
As a Florida Gator, Ryan was a two-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year, 24-time NCAA All-American, and seven-time NCAA Champion. Lochte's accomplishments in the pool along with his committed fan base (one million+ Twitter and Instagram followers and over 658k Facebook fans) have helped him gain pop culture status outside the pool.
On 9 October 2016, he became engaged to his girlfriend of nine months, model Kayla Rae Reid. They were married in a civil ceremony in January 2018 and followed it with a formal wedding ceremony in front of family and friends 9 September 2018.
On 14 December 2016, they announced that they were expecting their first child. On 18 January 2017, they announced that they were having a boy. On 8 June 2017, they welcomed a son, Caiden Zane. On 30 November 2018, they announced that they were expecting their second child. On 23 December 2018, they announced that they were having a girl. On 17 June 2019, they welcomed a daughter, Liv Rae.
Dancing with the Stars 23
He was partnered with Cheryl Burke. They placed 7th.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' Scores||Result|
|1||Foxtrot / "Call Me Irresponsible"||6||6||6||6||No elimination|
|2||Quickstep / "The Muppet Show Theme"||6||6||6||6||Last to be called safe|
|3||Cha-Cha-Cha / "If It Ain't Love"||6||7||6||6||Safe|
|4||Viennese Waltz / "Jeux d'Eau"||7||—||7||8||Safe|
|5||Contemporary / "A Song for You"||8||—||8||8||No elimination|
|6||Salsa / "La Negra Tiene Tumbao"||7||81||8||7||Safe|
|7||Rumba / "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"
Team Freestyle / "The Skye Boat Song"
|8||Tango / "Howlin' for You"
Cha-Cha-Cha Dance-Off / "Can't Feel My Face"
1 Score given by guest judge Pitbull.
- Ryan is the second Olympic swimmer to appear in Dancing with the Stars. Natalie Coughlin competed in Season 9, finishing in tenth place.
- In the first live show, two audience members made their way to the stage, protesting his participation on the show, due to the incidents in Rio. They were tackled and removed by security.
- He competed in Celebrity Big Brother Season 2 on 21 January 2019 along with fellow Olympian Lolo Jones who competed in Season 19, finishing in thirteenth place and was the first celebrity to be eliminated.
- He was the second one evicted finishing in tenth place, while Lolo finished in third place.