Lochte Won’t Make Competitive Return This Weekend; Will Wait Till Orlando Next Month

With Ryan Lochte still getting back into the swim of things after injuring his knee after being tackled by a fan in the fall of 2013, he has passed on attending the Arena Grand Prix event that was scheduled to take place this weekend.

Swimming fans across the world – and especially in the United States – were excited when psych sheets were released showing Lochte entered in the 100 fly, 200 back, and 100-200 freestyle. Although he was entered into the meet, SwimMAC head coach David Marsh confirmed that Lochte wouldn’t be coming back quite yet.

Instead, Lochte will be competing at the Orlando stop of the Arena Grand Prix. That meet takes place February 13-15 at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando, Florida.

Austin will still see its fair share of American superstars in Austin, with national team members Michael Klueh, Michael McBroom, and Jimmy Feigen scheduled to compete. Numerous Olympians will be swimming as well, including Nathan Adrian, Tyler Clary, Katie Ledecky, Allison Schmitt and sprint stud Anthony Ervin.

The competition is taking place at the University of Texas’ Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Centre from January 17-19.

After one stop of the six scheduled Arena Grand Prix Series Conor Dwyer and Megan Romano lead their respective gender in points. Top point-getters at the end of the series will be honoured. The final stop is hosted by the Santa Clara Swim Club at the George F. Haines International Swim Centre in June.

For up to date point leaderboards and dates for future dates visit the official USA Swimming page for the Arena Grand Prix Series.

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Olivier Poirier-Leroy Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.

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