Is Olmypic Swimmer and Sex Symbol, Ryan Lochte Jewish?

No, we do not think that swimmer Ryan Lochte is a Jew. His national team bio does not specify his religion. We would guess from his last name that his family goes back to Dutch Protestant roots.

Wikipedia reports, "Ryan Lochte was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Ileana "Ike" (née Aramburu) and Steven R. Lochte. His mother is of Spanish and Basque ancestry and was born and raised in Havana, Cuba, while his father is of German, Dutch and English descent."

The Times' Style section had an extensive article about Lochte.

Ryan Lochte, Olmypic Swimmer and Sex Symbol

The U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte is poised to be the breakout star of the 2012 Summer Games, both in and out of the pool.

Ryan Lochte, Olmypic Swimmer and Sex Symbol - Slide Show

Mr. Lochte, 27, is being groomed to be a breakout Olympic superstar, with millions in corporate sponsorships.

Update April 2013: Lochte has an E! reality show, starting Sunday April 21 at 10pm EDT.

Here is a funny video interview about the show - watch to the end.

Hat tip to anonymous!


Anonymous said...

Of course he's a jew. As can be seen here:

Helping his parents fulfil their Talmud!:

phyllis66 said...

Since those Jewish website are writing all about Lochte, he has to be a Jew otherwise he would not be all over the place in their headlines. I saw where his mother was Cuban. Well folks, lots of Jews were in Cuba and do some research and you will see Castro is a freaking Jew.

Ted Hopp said...

To anonymous of 8/18: Did you even read the article that you cite as evidence that he's Jewish? From the article itself: "Lochte, who isn’t Jewish...". The title of the article was "Ryan Lochte Helps Jewish Parents Fulfill a Talmudic Obligation", not "Helping his parents fulfull their Talmud".

To phyllis66: Wow. I guess we can prove that Castro is a "freaking Jew" because he was raised a Roman Catholic and went to a Jesuit school as a youth. Oh, and in the early 1940s he also expressed great admiration for the Third Reich and Fascist Italy. (Although I suppose you will say that all that effort to disguise his Jewishness just proves how devious those Jews are.) As for Lochte, his mother was of Basque ancestry. The Basque country is almost entirely Roman Catholic. There is a Basque saying, "We know who the Jews are because we used to be Jews." That is there way of saying that Christianity comes from Judaism. (Jesus was a "freaking Jew" as well.)