It was reported yesterday that Ike Lochte said her son "goes out on one-night-stands", claiming he is not ready for a relationship because "he's always on the go".
"They took it out of context. My mum is really new to all of this and the media," Ryan explained to Us Weekly.
"She meant since the last four years I just wanted to focus on swimming, and I didn't really have time for a relationship."
He added: "When I'm in a relationship, I want to give that person my entire heart and I wasn't able to ever do that because of swimming. I'm always on the go.
"So what she meant is that I do go out on dates, but it's not that thing that everyone is talking about, because that's not me. I've never done that and never have been like that, so I don't want people to think that about me."
Ike also cleared up her remarks to USA Today.
"How innocent is that? All I wanted to say is that he's so sensitive about not wanting to hurt a girl dating, so he just goes and dates and takes out a girl for maybe one or two dates and doesn't have a relationship because he doesn't have [time] and it's not fair to the women," Ike said, adding that she's not use to the media attention.
Ryan, who turned 28 today, finished the London Olympics on Thursday, winning a total of five medals - two gold, two silver and one bronze.
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