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Ryan Lochte's parents face foreclosure in Florida

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Jul 28, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Ryan Lochte (USA) poses with his gold medal after winning the 400m individual medley finals during the 2012 London Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

The parents of U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte face foreclosure on their Florida home, a search of Volusia County court records revealed.

CitiMortgage filed a lawsuit in May to recoup $250,000 from Steve and Ileana Lochte. Court records indicate Ileana Lochte filed a motion to dismiss the suit in July.

Reached by USA TODAY Sports on Saturday, Ileana Lochte said none of her children was aware of the foreclosure proceedings.

"I just got divorced and I had lost my job and we're trying to work it out," she said. "I'm sad that the press thinks this is something to do with Ryan.

"We didn't discuss this with Ryan or any of my children, really. I would never allow him to help us."

Steve Lochte could not immediately be reached for comment.

The Lochtes, who have five children, divorced in 2011. TMZ first reported the news of the foreclosure filing.

Lochte's family has been in London to watch him compete in the Olympics, where he has won five medals. The 28-year-old currently ranks second all time among American men with 11 Olympic medals.

By Rachel George, USA TODAY

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