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Ryan Lochte Opens Up About His Swimming Suspension

Ryan Lochte Opens Up About His Swimming Suspension

Ryan Lochte joins his Dancing With The Stars partner Cheryl Burke for an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Monday (September 12).

The 32-year-old Olympic swimmer took the chance to open about about his recently announced 10-month suspension from swimming after his Rio robbery incident.

“I’ve been swimming my entire life and I’ve never taken a break and for someone telling me I can’t do something I’ve been doing my entire life. It’s heart breaking and it stinks but there is some much more I want accomplish in the sport of swimming so I do know that I’m still going to be training and when I do come back I’m going to definitely be a better swimmer and a better person,” he explained.

Ryan added that he did get some advice from Michael Phelps, saying, “I reached out to him because I knew he hit a low point in his life and he bounced back from it and I knew his answer was gonna be really honest because of our relationship over the years and he said it’s not what you did it’s what you do now that will shape who you are and I took that to heart and ya know that’s what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna better myself. Make sure I don’t make those mistakes and become a better person.”

Check out all that Ryan had to say below…

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