Ryan Lochte swims blindfolded.
And, he’s been doing it WAY before the “Bird Box Challenge” became a thing.
First off, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME — IT’S SUPER DANGEROUS AND YOU MIGHT DIE.
But, Lochte is a pro — surrounded by a team of coaches — and tells TMZ Sports there’s a real benefit to swimming laps with his eyes covered.
“I do that sometimes just for fun in practice. I’ll swim blindfolded a couple laps just to make sure my stroke count is perfect.”
Again … DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!!!
Speaking of training, Lochte says he’s laser-focused on competing in the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo … even after the drama he was involved in during the last Olympics, in Brazil.
He’s now 34-years-old — but tells TMZ Sports he’s got his eye on a gold medal … and wouldn’t put himself through all the hellacious training to settle for a silver or a bronze.