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Seeing green! Check out what the Olympic pool has done to Ryan Lochte's new 'do

by Ree Hines / / Source: TODAY

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Ryan Lochte's thoughts were all about gold Tuesday night when he took the top honor (along with Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas) in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

But while gold was on his mind, a pale minty-green was on his head!

What happened? Well ...

Just before his trip to Rio, the 32-year-old swim champ went from his usual brown locks to a bold bluish-platinum.

RELATED: Ryan Lochte dyed his hair icy blue before Rio — see his new 'do!

But much like the pools in Rio, blue soon turned to green.

 (left) China's Lin Yue, bottom, and Chen Aisen compete during the men's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (right) Amy Cozad (USA) of USA and Jessica Parratto (USA) of USA compete. AP, Reuters

When Lochte and his squad pulled off their swim caps and stood for the medal ceremony, new hue was unmistakable.

The question is, was it intentional?

 Gold medalist Townley Haas, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps of the United States celebrate on the podium during the medal presentation for the Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Adam Pretty / Getty Images

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As any pool-lover who's ever gone blond knows, chlorine can add an aqua tinge to even the most honey-toned hair. But then again, Lochte loves to try out new looks.

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At the London Games in 2012, the swimmer wore a sparkling grill. Changing his hair ahead of Rio was his go-to attention-getter this time.

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The gold medal-winning swimmer is back in the spotlight with a new show. Here's 12 photos of him at the 2012 London Olympics.

"I left the grills at home," he told USA Today before the Games began. "I had to do something different so why not the hair?"

And why not green?

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