On Saturday, Lochte celebrated the opportunity to get back into training by dedicating the 2020 Olympics to his newborn son, Caiden.
"It's been a long suspension but it's over, I've learned and became a better man from it.... now let's go #2020 #teamtyr #2020isforyoucaiden #justletmework," Lochte wrote on Instagram alongside a video of his biggest milestones, including last year's Rio scandal.
In Sept. 2016, Lochte was suspended after he and three swimmers fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint following an incident during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
As a result, he was suspended from the domestic and international USA Swimming national team, 20 hours of community service, access to the training centers or other facilities of the United States Olympic Committee and his monthly stipend, as well as his $100,000 bonus check.
"After Rio, I was probably the most hated person in the world," he told ESPN. "There were a couple of points where I was crying, thinking, 'If I go to bed and never wake up, fine. I was about to hang up my entire life."
For more on how the Olympic swimmer handled the controversy, watch below.