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Today, Ryan Lochte is celebrating his 28th birthday with five Olympic medals.
Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach, Florda is a competitive USA Olympian who has made us proud. Ryan qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing first in the 200m back and the 400m, and second in the 200m and 200m free.
Lochte qualified to swim five events in London — the 200-meter backstroke, 200-meter individual medley, 400-meter individual medley, 200-meter freestyle, and 800-meter freestyle relay. He will return home with medals from each of his races; two golds, two silvers and one bronze, to be exact.
Not only is Ryan an Olympian, he is generous with his time and money in support of several causes near and dear to his heart. His current ongoing charitable focus is with Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (Duchenne), the Mac Crutchfield Fund, and the National Parkinson Foundation.
Ryan is the spokesperson for Parent Project and contributes financially to the organization. The disease has touched his life personally as Duchenne took the life of his uncle’s brother. Ryan’s cousin is now working in the industry in search of a cure for Duchenne. Ryan is hoping to raise $300,000 for the Parent Project to end Duchenne. Click here to donate.
Ryan is also the spokesperson for the Mac Crutchfield Fund. Mac Crutchfield was an age group swimmer for a USA Swim Team, Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club in Florida, who tragically drowned during a thunderstorm in the summer of 2008. The fund raises money for drowning awareness in Mac’s name. The Mac Crutchfield Fund hosts two events each year: a fund-raising dinner and a charity golf tournament.
In addition to these events, on September 15, the Mac Crutchfield Fund will host a Beach Party with Ryan Lochte. Learn more about the event here.
Congratulations, Ryan! The USA is proud of you!