Ryan Lochte has been suspended from competition by USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee since September, but he will compete for the first time in 2017 at the end of the month at U.S. Masters Nationals in Riverside, Calif.
Lochte is entered in the 100 breast, 200 IM, 100 IM, 50 back, 100 back and 200 free. He is the top seed in five of those events in the men’s 30-34 age group (except the 100 breast, where he is third), and he is representing Golden Road Aquatics. The meet is being held in short course yards and runs from April 27-30.
After winning a gold medal on the 800 free relay in Rio and finishing fifth in the 200 IM final, Lochte found himself in trouble when he was involved in an incident outside a gas station. He later admitted to lying about his role in the incident. Since then, he has appeared on “Dancing with the Stars,” signed with TYR and gotten engaged.
Also entered to compete is three-time U.S. Olympian Nathan Adrian, who will swim the 100 fly, 100 IM, 50 free and 50 back. Foreign Olympians Mike Alexandrov and Simon Burnett are also entered.
Four of Swimming World’s 2016 World Masters Swimmers of the Year are scheduled to be in Riverside, including Rick Colella, Mike Freshley, Diann Uustal and Laura Val.
Entry lists for every event can be accessed here.