TODAY | April 22, 2013
>>> meanwhile, we have grown by one on the couch. let's bring in ryan lochte . his new reality tv show "what would ryan lochte do" premiered last night. i remember talking to you about this. you wanted to get people to think about competitive swimming, high level swimming in times other than just the olympics. we're all a little guilty of that. but you also want people to know more about you. what do you want them to learn?
>> just that i'm not your average olympian.
>> i think we knew that.
>> you know, you think they eat, they train, they sleep. that's it. for me, that is not the case at all. i like doing other stuff. i like having a good time. i like doing stuff that i can probably get myself hurt, like playing basketball, skateboarding, surfing, you name it, i'm doing it.
>> you're used to having cameras around as a world famous olympian, but this is really having cameras around. is that a little hard to get used to?
>> oh, it was. the first couple days, i mean, i was waking up brushing my teeth and the camera was right there. i was going downstairs to eat breakfast before swim practice, the camera was there.
>> you should see the toothbrush mounted camera. disgusting.
>> the camera is there 24/7. and i wasn't used to that.
>> did you have second thoughts?
>> no, not at all. because this is something that i wanted to do. i mean, i had a blast doing it. the best thing about this show was i got really close with my family. i mean, i was seeing them probably once or twice every three months. this show, i saw them like once or twice every week. and it just brought us a lot closer together.
>> there is something of a catch phrase on the show. it's sort of the ryan lochte language. it's shjyeah.
>> should we say it?
>> it's just another way of saying yeah.
>> did you enjoy the show?
>> i love it.
>> and you also say you spend a lot of time watching the kardashians.