Ryan Lochte will wear Tyr swimsuits, signing with the company after being dropped by longtime sponsor Speedo following his Rio Olympic gas-station incident.
Lochte has signed with a number of companies (most not big names) since he lost sponsors following what happened in Rio.
Lochte is suspended through June 30 and excluded from July’s world championships by USA Swimming as punishment following his Rio gas-station incident.
Lochte has said he plans to return to competition after the ban with an eye on the 2020 Olympics.
Lochte will turn 36 years old during the 2020 Tokyo Games, making him older than all but two previous U.S. Olympic swimmers in individual events (Edgar Adams, 1904, and Dara Torres, 2008).
Lochte is the highest-profile swimmer to sign with Tyr.
Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Jenny Thompson and Torres were all Speedo swimmers for most or all of their professional careers, like Lochte until late August.Follow @nzaccardi