Ryan Lochte was born in New York and is of German, English and Cuban descent. His mother was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Lochte is a professional swimmer with 57 medals in major international competition such as FINA World Aquatic Championships, The Pan Am Games, Olympics and the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. With 37 gold, 11 silver, and 9 bronze Lochte is one of the strongest swimmers representing the U.S.A. next to Michael Phelps.
The 6 time Olympic gold medalist also holds world records in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, the 200 and the 400-meter individual medley.
There’s no question in our mind that U.S. Latinos are true representatives of America across the board!