Ryan Lochte's road to the Olympics

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte will hit the pool again this summer at the London Olympics to swim with and against his teammate Michael Phelps.

2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 10: Ryan Lochte reacts as he prepares ahead of the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center on May 10, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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Gold medalist Ryan Lochte of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Backstroke Final at the National Aquatics Center on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China. Lochte won in a new world record time of 1:53.94

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Ryan Lochte of the United States finishes the Men's 200m Backstroke Heat 6 in first place held at the National Aquatics Center on Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Santa Clara International Grand Prix - Day 2

SANTA CLARA, CA - JUNE 17: Ryan Lochte gets ready for the mens 100 meter freestyle during day 2 of the Santa Clara International Grand Prix at George F. Haines International Swim Center on June 17, 2011 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

US swimmer Ryan Lochte competes in the heats of the men's 200-metre individual medley swimming event in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on July 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) - Day Five

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 19: Ryan Lochte of USA (Gold) in the final of the Men's 100m Individual Medley during the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex on December 19, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Gatorade's "G Series Fit" Launch Party

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Ryan Lochte arrives at Gatorade's "G Series Fit" Launch Party at the SLS Hotel on April 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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(L-R) Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps of the United States celebrate finishing first in the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final held at the National Aquatics Center on Day 5 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 13, 2008 in Beijing, China.

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Ryan Lochte of the United States celebrates victory after the Men's 200m Backstroke Final at the National Aquatics Center on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China. Lochte won in a new world record time of 1:53.94

2011 AT&T Winter National Championships

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 01: Ryan Lochte of the USA prepares for the men's 400m freestyle preliminaries during the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on December 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

US swimmer Ryan Lochte competes in the final of the men's 400-metre individual medley swimming event in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on July 31, 2011. Lochte won the race and claimed his fifth gold of the championships in 4min 7.13sec. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Ryan Lochte of the United States celebrates victory after the Men's 200m Backstroke Final at the National Aquatics Center on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China. Lochte won in a new world record time of 1:53.94

Ryan Lochte Portrait Session

PALO ALTO, CA - AUGUST 03: Swimmer Ryan Lochte poses with the gold medals he recently won at the 2011 FINA World Championships during a photo shoot on August 3, 2011 at the Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, California. Lochte won a total of six medals at the championships, five golds and one bronze. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

United States Team Press Conference Day Eight - 14th FINA World Championships

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 23: Ryan Lochte of the United States participates in a press conference on Day Eight of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Main Press Center of the Oriental Sports Center on July 23, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

US swimmer Ryan Lochte smiles after he competed in the final of the men's 200-metre freestyle swimming event in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on July 26, 2011. He won gold. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

Swimming Day Fourteen - 14th FINA World Championships

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 29: Ryan Lochte of the United States adjusts his goggles before the Men's 200m Backstroke Final during Day Fourteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 29, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

In a picture taken with an underwater camera US swimmer Ryan Lochte competes in the heats of the men's 200-metre individual medley swimming event in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on July 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

Swimming Day Twelve - 14th FINA World Championships

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 27: Ryan Lochte of the United States shakes his head after his Men's 200m Individual Medley Semi Final during Day Twelve of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 27, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

US swimmer Ryan Lochte smiles after he competed in the final of the men's 200-metre backstroke swimming event in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on July 29, 2011. Lochte won gold. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

US swimmer Ryan Lochte (c) takes the start of the final of the men's 400-metre individual medley swimming event in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on July 31, 2011. Lochte won the race and claimed his fifth gold of the championships in 4min 7.13sec. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

In a picture taken with an underwater camera US swimmer Ryan Lochte competes in the heats of the men's 200-meter individual medley swimming event in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai on July 27, 2011. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images)

Swimming Day Sixteen - 14th FINA World Championships

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 31: Ryan Lochte of the United States competes in heat five of the Men's 400m Individual Medley heats during Day Sixteen of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 31, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Duel in the Pool

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 17: Ryan Lochte competes in the Men's 200m Individual Medley during the Duel in the Pool at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on December 17, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Golden Goggles

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Ryan Lochte attends the 2011 Golden Goggles at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for USA Swimming)