“There were a lot of mistakes I made and I can go a lot faster, I know that,” Lochte said on Friday after adding the 200-metre individual medley mark to his 400 record a day earlier at the short-course world championships. “It’s just a matter of time where I finally have a perfect race.”
"I knew before the meet that my last day would be one of the toughest, but I am always up for the challenge. This is probably one of the worst shapes I have been in for a world championships," he told the sport's official website.
"I'm not really 100%. I've done a lot of training, I haven't really rested for this meet and it's actually very good for me because it makes me want to race harder and it's a stepping stone for the  Shanghai worlds."