Life in the Finger Lakes

LIFL Summer 2012

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yan Lochte was born in Canandaigua, the son of a swim coach. He has four sib- lings. Growing up, Ryan was not interested in swimming and was often caught fooling around in prac- tice. He and his family moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, when he was 11 years old. He was coached by his father from the start, and began taking swimming more seriously during his junior year of high school. Ryan attended the University of Florida, where he studied sports man- agement. He was twice named the NCAA Swimmer of the Year, and was a seven-time NCAA champion, a seven- time SEC champion, and an astounding 24-time All-American. During his sen- ior year, Ryan won the title for all three of the individual events in which he competed. He broke a nearly decade- old NCAA record in the 400-yard indi- vidual medley. In his free time, Ryan enjoys fish- ing and hunting, and he also takes pleasure in playing with his three dogs, Tike, Zeus and Spidy. Ryan is a car enthusiast as well as a cooking aficiona- do. In his downtime, he can be found playing video games and listening to hip hop music. Ryan is currently a six-time Olympic medalist, winning three gold, two silver and one bronze. As part of the American team, he also holds the world record in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, and individually, he holds the record for the 200-meter medley and the 400-meter medley. In 2004, Ryan qualified for his first Olympics when he finished second to Michael Phelps in the 200-meter indi- vidual medley at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Ryan swam with Phelps, Klete Keller and Peter Vanderkaay to give the Australian team its first loss in six years. At the 2008 Olympics, Ryan came home with four medals and a world record under his belt. This sum- mer, Ryan hopes to compete in as many events as possible; there is no doubt that he will be chasing Michael Phelps to the winner's podium. FAST FACTS INFO PAGE 97 Our short stay program at Clark Meadows is the perfect solution for a loved one who is recovering from an illness or injury or for the caregiver who needs to be away from home. "After Mom's eye surgery, she needed extra help as she recovered. Clark Meadows was just what she needed. She just raved about the staff, and we didn't have to worry about a thing." ~ Marsha Senges A home away from home, whenever you need it. Quality care in a friendly, comfortable setting for an inclusive $99 per day: An Enriched Senior Living Community Visit www.ClarkMeadows.com for a virtual tour. Call Today (585) 393-4330 One Ferris Hills Canandaigua, NY FAST FACTS INFO PAGE 97 SUMMER 2012 ~ 63

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