Olympic champion Ryan Lochte not only wins gold, but he pees gold as well… when he’s a little dehydrated, of course. That’s only one of the stunning revelations he makes about his unique potty behavior. He only pees in pools!

Swimmer Michael Phelps may have more medals, but Lochte has emerged as one of the undisputed heartthrobs of the 2012 Summer Games. But will the girls still love him after this?

“The way I see it, the pool is the biggest and most expensive toilet and it’s all mine,” he said in a new interview. “Yes I can only pee in the pool. I usually just hold it in until I get to the pool.”

In fact, Lochte, 28, has made a whole ritual out of it, and he wants kids to follow in his footsteps. “I’m going to start out small with the kids, and then eventually I want to move up to a winter sport, and get some yellow snow in there,” he explains.

Ok… he makes the deadpan confession in a new Funny or Die video that’s hilarious. Lochte speaks very matter-of-factly, as if he’s having a normal conversation about the nasty habit.

“Maybe I might get Michael Phelps in there, see who can pee the best,” he says. “You know what?” he finally decides. “I have the fastest pee in the west.”

While that claim may be up for grabs, he definitely is the fastest in the 400-meter medley. Lochte has won legions of fans for his athletic physique and laidback charm. Plus he’s got a great sense of humor, along with five gold, two silver, two bronze Olympic medals.

Check out his video below: