Four-time Olympian and current LCM World Record holder Ryan Lochte visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he met with the swim and water polo teams. In social media posts on Twitter and Instagram, Lochte said he met with the families of Nicholas Dworet, who was killed in the shooting last month at the school.
Dworet was a team captain for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s swim team. Lochte wore the school’s cap at finals of the Plantation Sectionals meet that he is competing at this weekend.
Lochte also announced in his social media posts, that he will dedicate his swims at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to Nicholas and the Parkland community, if he ends up making the team.
You can donate to “Swim For Nick” foundation, which was started after the Parkland shooting to raise awareness.
Today I had one of the most humbling experiences of my life. I'm in Plantation, Florida this weekend swimming in a meet. In between events, I took the 20 minute trip to Parkland for an unannounced visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. With the help of Assistant Athletic Director and Swim Coach Lauren Rubenstein, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak to and meet with the swim and water polo teams. I also had the privilege and honor of meeting the parents of Nicholas Dworet. Nicholas was the Swim Captain at MSD and he tragically lost his life along with 16 others during the senseless high school shooting. Words cannot describe the emotions that I felt while at the school and how grateful I am that I was able to meet with those incredible students. In honor of Nicholas, I committed to his parents that I would swim on his behalf tonight and I did. I proudly wore an MSD cap and won for Nicholas and the entire Parkland community. I also told his parents that I will dedicate my swims in the 2020 Olympics to Nicholas. One of his goals was to swim in the Olympics and now he will with me!! #msdstrong #parkland #marjorystonemandouglas #broward #17 #swimming #swim4nick #neveragain #neverforget #olympics #japan2020 @tyrsport #teamtyr