BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Former Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is making it a point to say he is not Michael Phelps, and will not be racing a great white shark on Discovery.

Lochte is in fact, dutifully promoting competitor’s National Geographic Wild’s SharkFest instead.

The silver-haired athlete-turned-Dancing With the Stars competitor-turned-dad competitor is embracing the “second best” stature that the channel has accepted for its own shark week.

However, Lochte said it is filled with “first-rate” premieres.

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