"First swim meet back. But first before getting in the pool I gotta say hi to everyone and sign autographs and take pictures..... love all my fans. One of the reasons why I love swimming is seeing the fans @tyrsport #blessed #love #swimming #teamtyr," the athlete wrote on Instagram alongside a pic of him signing autographs for fans.
Last month, an appellate court in Brazil cleared Lochte of all criminal charges, concluding that Lochte did not break the law in exaggerating the details of an incident at a gas station during the Rio Olympics in August.
For more on Lochte's criminal case, watch the video below.