Dec
03

On To The Next One: Ryan Lochte

USA swimmer Ryan Lochte (front) is on to his third agency in his short, but successful professional career. Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

File this one under “big #Jeah” for the “Lochtenator.”  As announced on his Twitter account late last week, the five-time gold medalist has made a change of agents, signing with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

It's official! Just signed with CAA.... Moving ONWARD and UPWARD. That's a big #Jeah
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Ryan Lochte

CAA becomes Lochte’s third agency of record since he became a professional swimmer.  His first agents were at Octagon, who were left behind for a lesser known agent, Erika Wright of Wright Entertainment & Sports.  In 1997, Wright was the first runner up in that year’s Miss America Pageant.

Now Lochte has parted ways with the beauty queen for another big agency – CAA.  He has done a lot of agent switching in a short period of time.  It reminds me of another client that CAA recently acquired, but in a different sport – Andre Smith of the Cincinnati Bengals.