Off Deck: Why Ryan Lochte Returned to Compete at Masters Nationals

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On this episode of Off Deck, hear from 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte as he returned to competition at U.S. Masters Nationals over the weekend in Riverside, Calif.

Lochte sat down with host David Rieder to explain why he was motivated to return to the sport after his fourth Olympics this summer. He discussed what it felt like to not compete for nine months and how it felt to return at the Masters meet. Finally, he anticipated the coming birth of his first child, a boy.

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Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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