But the star athlete's sister made waves of a very different kind during an interview on a Maryland radio station this week, dropping racial epithet after racial epithet against the Chinese.
"China was chinked out," she said on a show titled Closing Time. "Everything. Chinks. There was only chinks everywhere... You know how stereotypically they always want to take pictures, they take pictures of everything -- chink chink ... is that where it comes from?"
The host tried to jump in and suggested Megan change her word choice, but this only served to inspire more ridicule.
"'Chink'?" Megan asked. "But like it fits them 'cause they're like 'chink' [pantomines]."
Lochte concluded the rant by lumping Japanese and Chinese citizen together, saying: "They're whatever we want them to be, they're Asian."
Does that mean Megan Lochte can be whatever we want her to be? Have at it, readers!