"Of course," Lochte told Seacrest. "I think there’s just something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go. [I didn't] during the races, but I sure did in warm-up."
Lochte dispelled one major misunderstanding to Us Weekly about his dating life on Friday. After his mother, Ike Lochte, was quoted as saying her son "goes out on one-night stands," the gold medal winner clarified: "They took it out of context. My mom is really new to all of this and the media. . . She meant since the last 4 years I just wanted to focus on swimming, and I didn't really have time for a relationship."
"I am relieved," he told Seacrest. "These past fours years have been really, really hard and you know what? It's over for me, so I’m definitely excited and happy that I get to finally take a deep breath."
His pal and so-called rival Michael Phelps ended the Games and his Olympics career on a high note Saturday -- winning his 18th gold medal and 22nd overall medal.
"Michael Phelps is one of the hardest competitors I have ever had to go up against and you know what? He's a good friend" Lochte said. "Win or lose we're still going to be friends and we both want to win and sometimes you do and sometimes you don't."
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