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Ryan Lochte: Future U.S. military soldier?

Jan 7, 2013, 11:28 AM EST

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What’s 11-time Olympic swimming medalist Ryan Lochte going to do when he’s done competing in the pool?

In the past, he’s expressed an interest in everything from working in fashion to doing TV gigs (he appeared on “30 Rock” and “90210” last fall). But now we can add one more item to his list of possibilities.

The military. More specifically, the Special Forces.

Lochte and the other members of the Florida Gators swim team – including London gold medalist Conor Dwyer – worked out with members of the 920th Air Force Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla. on Friday. The unit is one of the U.S. military’s elite groups, and it specializes in rescuing members of the U.S. armed forces in all situations and conditions.

The Gators were put through a workout that consisted of CrossFit training, kettlebell work, group push-ups in the sand, pull-ups, running on the beach and underwater swimming in a pool on the base.

“It’s definitely something that I might look into when swimming is all said and done,” a visibly tired Lochte said in this video posted on FloridaToday.com.

For the record, there’s nobody more fit to be a member of the Special Forces than a disciplined Olympic athlete. What do you say, Lieutenant Lochte?

  1. olopop23 - Jan 7, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    920th Air Force Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla is not Special Forces!!!! Never heard of them and been part of SOCOM for 20 years!

    • thesixersbench - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      grampa, come back to bed

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