Ryan Lochte and Diana Nyad

October 9th, 2013

"Nyad Swim For Relief" Fundraiser Benefits AmeriCaresRyan Lochte told me that Diana Nyad had given him “new appreciation for swimmming and water.” Don’t get me wrong, he loves swimming, but just the thought of what she has done opened his mind to another realm. He met her today at the lap pool in front of Macy’s where Duracell is having her swim for 48 hours and they are raising money for Sandy victims. I was also invited to swim with her tonight. But I’m not sure I’m going to go. You have to stay with her, can’t go ahead, and apparently better to fall behind. Joe Monganiello (True Blood) went this morning. He’s in a play in Connecticut, “so he could.” And his heart also goes out to Sandy victims, but he didn’t get in the pool like Ryan. Both great guys. And loads of swimmers from all over are coming to swim with Diana–all night. 48 hours in a pool. That blows everyone’s minds. Nice two lane lap pool.

Ryan Lochte Blowout Birthday Weekend in Vegas (with Shaq!)

August 19th, 2013

ryan TD 42 of 43(2)On Saturday, Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte cuts the cake at Azure Pool at The Palazzo in Las Vegas during his sunny his birthday fete. Fresh off the FINA World Championships in Barcelona where he won a third consecutive men’s 200m IM world gold, Lochte celebrated his victory and his birthday with guests and celebrity friends. Partying poolside with Lochte were fellow Olympic Gold Medalists Cullen Jones and Nathan Adrian.

Friday afternoon, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was spotted at TAO Beach with a group of friends, commanding VIP cabana and sipping cocktails. Later that evening, the group, including fellow Olympian Cullen Jones, enjoyed dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant before hitting the nightclub with Captain America look-a-like, confetti showers and towering cake.

Hosting the night at LAVO, Shaquille O’Neal took over a VIP section, making his way into the DJ booth to rap along to hip hop
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And, if you don’t think the b-day festivities were marathon…Thursday night, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte kicked off his birthday celebration weekend at TAO. Joined by a large group of male friends, the group dined on signature dishes including the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Wok Vegetables and Grilled 12 oz. Kobe Ribeye with Yuzu Cilantro Butter at TAO Asian Bistro. They then made their way to the nightclub, where Lochte was surprised by a towering birthday cake. Seen here taking an Olympic bite…

Photo Credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery