Ryan Lochte Marries Kayla Rae Reid

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Ryan Lochte is a married man.

The 12-time Olympic gold medalist wed former model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida this past Tuesday, multiple news outlets confirmed.

Lochte, 33, and Reid, 26, were married at a Gainesville, Florida, courthouse, according to their marriage license, confirmed by multiple news sources.

They began dating in early 2016.

“We physically ran into each other. We grabbed each other’s hands and were looking into each other’s eyes. We clicked,” Reid told the New York Post. “I had always heard he was a player and a partier. I always said I would never date an athlete. When I met him, he was the complete opposite of everything I thought he was.”

Lochte recently returned to training in Gainesville under Gregg Troy, previously his coach from 2002 to 2013.

Lochte competed this summer at the U.S. Open after returning from a 10-month suspension that resulted from his behavior at a Rio gas station at the conclusion of last summer’s Olympics. Lochte is a four-time U.S. Olympian and won four straight World titles in the 200 IM from 2009 to 2015.



  1. avatar
    Douglas Klein

    Congrats Ryan!! Nothing but the best always to years of happiness, love and success!!

  2. Wyatt Fate

    No more late night gas station raids for him

  3. Sue Halfacre

    Not the courthouse, a private intimate affair!

  4. Rachel Heap

    Aw I love that he officiated!

  5. avatar

    Is he a 12 time Gold medalist? I thought it was 7 or 8.

Author: Daniel D'Addona

Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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