INTERVIEW: Ryan Lochte Says Reality Show Won’t Interfere With Olympics

Ralphie Aversa  —  03/10/2013 — Leave a comment

Ryan Lochte’s schedule these days is a little different than a year ago. The Olympic gold medalist is a guest at red carpet events, an actor on TV shows, and a spokesperson for a number of different brands. Plus, Lochte is currently filming a new reality show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” set to debut this June on E!. So, when it comes to training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, what would Lochte do?

“You know what’s so unique about this reality TV show is that it’s following me, it’s doing whatever I do,” Lochte explained to me a few weeks ago on the green carpet of the Cartoon Network “Hall of Game Awards.” I’m pretty sure every reality show is filmed by simply following around the subject, but I didn’t interject. “My biggest relationship in my life is swimming… and my biggest goal is 2016 Olympics.”

Lochte said even when he travels, he seeks out a pool for training sessions, and that Saturday in Santa Monica was no different. Surprisingly, the swimmer said it took time to become acclimated with the cameras filming his every move.

“I was a little shy,” he admitted. “But now, I just go with the punches. I’m just rolling with it.”

We would expect nothing less.

Ralphie Aversa

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