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Ryan Lochte gets married

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has wed the mother of his 7-month-old son.

Lochte and former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid were married by a judge Tuesday in Gainesville, where Lochte attended college at the University of Florida.

Their son, Caiden, was born last June.

According to the marriage license obtained by TMZ Sports, Lochte’s father, Steven, was a witness.

Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, and Reid appear to be holding off on a honeymoon.

He is scheduled to be in Austin, Texas, on Saturday to sign autographs at a swim meet, while Reid tweeted Thursday that she was on her way back to their California home with Caiden.

The couple got engaged in October 2016, not long after Lochte created an international scandal when he falsely claimed that he and three other U.S. swimmers had been robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Olympics.

He was suspended for 10 months by USA Swimming and has returned to competition.

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Ryan Lochte criminal case not yet finished in Brazil

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Ryan Lochte‘s criminal case stemming from the Rio Olympics was reopened by a Brazil court Thursday, three months after the case was dismissed.

The Rio public prosecutor’s office successfully appealed to suspend the July court decision to drop the case.

Lochte was charged with falsely communicating a crime to authorities after his gas-station incident at the Games.

“I’m disappointed that they’re trying to take another shot at it,” Lochte’s attorney said, according to USA Today. “I think they should just let it die because they lost and because he didn’t do anything wrong. But for whatever reason, they want to try to save face and continue this charade, let them do what they gotta do, and we’ll continue to fight it because we believe we’re right.”

A court concluded in July that Lochte did not break the law because Rio police initiated the investigation — after Lochte’s first interview with NBC — rather than Lochte, according to U.S. and Brazilian media.

Lochte was suspended 10 months by USA Swimming after the Olympics. His ban ended June 30.

Lochte returned to competition and is expected to make a run for a fifth Olympic team in 2020.

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Ryan Lochte returns to old coach

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Ryan Lochte is returning to the coach who helped him become the world’s best swimmer.

Lochte is moving back to the University of Florida to train under Gregg Troy, who guided him to 11 medals among the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. For a stretch around 2011, Lochte overtook Michael Phelps as the world’s best swimmer.

“There are many things that he could have done better during the last couple of years, in and out of the pool, and we believe that Gainesville affords him the best opportunity to get back to what made him so great,” Lochte’s agent said in a statement Monday. “The Gainesville swimming community has always been supportive of Ryan, and he is excited that he will be joining them once again.”

Lochte, bidding for his fifth Olympics in 2020 when he will be 35, chose Troy after spending the early months of his return from suspension working under Dave Salo in Southern California. The Salo partnership was always going to be a temporary one until Lochte’s son was born June 8.

Lochte and Troy first connected when the swimmer enrolled at UF in 2002 and enjoyed a dazzling run together for 11 years.

They split in 2013, and Lochte went to work with David Marsh in Charlotte. That Olympic cycle did not go as planned. Lochte was sidelined significantly by injuries, including at the Olympic Trials, then had his gas-station incident in Rio.

After the Olympics, Lochte got engaged, moved from Charlotte to Southern California and became a father.

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