Ryan Lochte, an eleven-time Olympic medalist, including 5 gold medals and 2010 World Swimmer of the Year, moved to Charlotte last fall to work on his sprint events. But he says he quickly has grown to love the city and its people because "they're just so friendly and you don't see that everywhere". He worked out with SwimMac teammates including his best friend and fellow Olympian, Cullen Jones, at the Queens University swimming facility on Saturday March 7, 2015.
Ryan Lochte, an eleven-time Olympic medalist, including 5 gold medals and 2010 World Swimmer of the Year, moved to Charlotte last fall to work on his sprint events. But he says he quickly has grown to love the city and its people because "they're just so friendly and you don't see that everywhere". He worked out with SwimMac teammates including his best friend and fellow Olympian, Cullen Jones, at the Queens University swimming facility on Saturday March 7, 2015. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Ryan Lochte, an eleven-time Olympic medalist, including 5 gold medals and 2010 World Swimmer of the Year, moved to Charlotte last fall to work on his sprint events. But he says he quickly has grown to love the city and its people because "they're just so friendly and you don't see that everywhere". He worked out with SwimMac teammates including his best friend and fellow Olympian, Cullen Jones, at the Queens University swimming facility on Saturday March 7, 2015. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

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