Sunday, October 18, 2009

There is a new "Lochte" in town! - Meet Devon Lochte!

ESPN has a profile on the newest Lochte sibling to attack the water. What I found moving is that he got a tattoo of his Grandfather's name on his arm in black script for teaching hisFather everything h knows about swimming. That tells me they are a tight family and that is very admirable.

From ESPN:

A typical day involves waking up at 5:30 a.m. to make it to 6 a.m. practice. After swimming for two hours, Lochte goes to class. He's back to the pool at 2 p.m. for a second practice, which leads into lifting weights at 4:30 p.m. Meanwhile, he's eating carbohydrates and proteins every three to four hours.

Although Devon has significantly less experience in the pool than most college swimmers, Florida coach Gregg Troy -- who also coached Ryan -- sees potential.

"He's got some real good physical tools and a nice feel for the water," Troy said of Devon. "I don't want to limit him because he is very raw."

Ryan, who still trains with and helps out the Gators' swimming team, sees how successful Devon can be on a daily basis.

"If he's 110 percent devoted and dedicated and willing to push his body, I think he's going to be better than me," Ryan said. "I've seen it."


The photo comes from his Devon's FaceBook page

1 comment:

Scott said...

Better than Ryan? I'm going to have to see it. Lightning rarely strikes twice in the same place - Gary Hall Sr. and Gary Hall Jr. being the exception that proves the rule.