Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ryan Lochte and Ed Moses Get A Reality Show Called “Stroke Kings”

ryan lochte ed moses stroke kings

Is this for real? I just read a tweet from @reezy_nation mentioning the Facebook page for Stroke Kings, reality show on Universal Sports about Ryan Lochte and Ed Moses.

ryan lochte ed moses stroke kings

From Facebook.com/StrokeKings:

Stroke Kings is a series that delves into the rigorous training of two Olympic swimmers who struggle to resist being consumed by the seductions of celebrity and overcome personal hurdles. Beneath Lochte’s brash, “king of college town” façade, there is a kid grappling with never-ending family issues. Meanwhile, Moses must come to terms with the fact that his Hollywood playboy lifestyle and current business ventures will need to take a back seat in order for him to realize his Olympic ambitions. Ryan Lochte and Ed Moses are best friends who know what it takes to succeed at their sport’s highest level, but they also know that it’s not worth anything if they’re not having fun. Their lifestyle and unfiltered personalities will intrigue, captivate and inspire.

ryan lochte ed moses stroke kings

At first I thought it was a joke, but it looks like Stroke Kings will be airing Monday nights at 7:30pm EST/PST starting July 11, 2011. It looks like Speedo and USA Swimming are supporting this project, so I guess we’ll just see what happens.

ryan lochte ed moses stroke kings

I’m still trying to wrap my head around this idea of a swimlebrity reality show. Not to be confused with the Google search results for Stroke King (singular) which is a website that posts reviews of pornographic videos!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

In Brief #46

> My Toughest Workout Ever, Barre None Training Day by Kaitlin Sandeno
> AAARGH! More Excuses from Phelps as he qualifies his win SCAQ Blog
> Two for two: Phelps tops Lochte in Austin Universal Sports
> More evidence that sitting too much is bad even if you exercise Sweat Science
> Rob D, the Discovery Channel

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ryan Lochte Rope Drill Training Video

ryan lochte rope drill training video

Purepowerathlete.com, the same site that posted a video of Ryan Lochte flipping tires and training like a World’s Strongest Man contender, recently posted another video of Ryan doing resistance training with ropes.

It’s a little like twirling the ropes for a school-yard game of double-dutch – except the jump ropes are replaced with a ship’s mooring lines! Watch the video below.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Brief #44

> Can it get any worse?: industrial bleach as cancer and HIV cure Science-Based Medicine
> Five things we learned at the Swimming Nationals Universal Sports
> Third Time Lucky For Silchenko Red Bull Cliff Diving
> Pinniped Party at the End of the Pier Rob Aquatics
> Thoughts on Televising Nationals Swimming Science
> Cool Fencing Picture of the Day: Ocean Fencing! Tim Morehouse
> How to Take Your Swimming Pool Workout to the Beach Mat Luebbers About.com
> Ryan Lochte vs. Michael Phelps: A Battle of the Titans Column by John Lohn

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lochte Footwear Collection Official Press Release, Lochte Swimwear Coming Soon

U.S. Swim Star – And Style Icon – Ryan Lochte Designs Limited Edition Speedo

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ryan Lochte Shoe Only For Ryan Lochte, Flip Flops To The Rest

ryan lochte green speedo shoe

Dang! Apparently the exclusive Ryan Lochte shoe from Speedo is a little too exclusive, because, as the Ryan Lochte Official Fan Page puts it:

“While the hi-tops are specially designed by me, for me, I’ve also worked with Speedo to design a special limited edition flip flip collection – inspired by my hi-top shoe design – that will be available for purchase!” (source).

ryan lochte speedo shoe collection

If you haven’t seen Ryan’s sequined-out green hi-tops, the photos are now online. I guess whether you like them or not is irrelevant, because they’re not for us. So much for the swim blog posts speculating about the shoe’s features, or a list of criteria for a Ryan Lochte shoe from Speedo.

ryan lochte speedo shoe collection

It was an interesting marketing campaign though, and definitely got my attention. The Swimmers Circle even called the reveal at Nationals the “biggest mystery of the meet” (source).

The down side, however, is that I am left feeling inadequate. In a way, it makes Ryan’s celebrity persona more untouchable, rather than allowing him to connect to his fans on a footwear level. Why can’t we wear the same shoes, Ryan?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Speedo Shoe Technology Pre-Ryan Lochte Shoe Release

ryan lochte speedo shoe

Ryan Lochte is going to debut his own Speedo shoe collection at Nationals on August 3rd, and there has been a lot of buzz and speculation about the shoes. Were they built in a secret shoe lab? Will they employ waterproof fuzz technology? What no one seems to be talking about is the fact that Speedo has been making shoes for years, so we can probably guess what the shoes will be like!

In a post on Swim Network, Mike Gustafson wrote a list of criteria for a Ryan Lochte shoe from Speedo:
1) “Slip on. Slip off. That would be ideal.”
2) I’d like to see them employ a new technology called

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ryan Lochte Will Debut His Speedo Footwear Collection At Nationals, August 3rd

ryan lochte speedo shoe

Since Speedo doesn’t offer a line of Ryan Lochte-esque grills (grillz?), a Ryan Lochte Footwear Collection is the next best thing for this highly marketable swimming star to put his name on.

ryan lochte speedo shoe

A lot of buzz has been generated by Ryan’s immense fan base, and with the release of this teaser video, it seems everyone is anxiously waiting for the official debut during the 2010 ConocoPhillips National Championships in Irvine, California this August 3-7.

ryan lochte speedo shoe

The meet will be televised nationally on NBC, but that might not include the official shoe unveiling (assuming there will be some kind of a publicity event).

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ryan Lochte On Fantapper, New App For Fans To Follow

The Ryan Lochte Official Fan Page on Facebook posted some new info about Ryan’s Fantapper card available from the App Store.

What is Fantapper? It looks like a multimedia ‘trading card’ that lets celebrities stream photos, videos, and tweets to an iPhone and iPad application. It’s called Fantapper because you can tap or ShakeTake

Friday, April 30, 2010

Late Breaking News: Ryan Lochte Will Be In Dayton Tomorrow For Charitable Swim Clinic

Ryan Lochte

Gold Medal Mel posted a Breaking News update on his blog about the new (and official) Ryan Lochte Fan Club on Facebook. I obviously clicked ‘Like’ to follow the fan page, and also learned that Ryan will be doing a swim clinic with the Dayton Raiders to benefit the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) organization. Ryan will be at the Wright State University Natatorium tomorrow morning between 8am – 11:30am. So cool!

The deadline for buying tickets has passed, but I still think it’s exciting to know that Ryan Lochte will be in Southwest Ohio!

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