Ryan Lochte, one of the most accomplished American swimmers in history, is putting six of his 12 Olympic medals up for auction for charity.
The auction will benefit Jorge Nation, a nonprofit charity that raises funds to send children stricken with a terminal or severe illness on a once-in-a-lifetime all-inclusive "Dream Trip" to a destination of their choice.
Lochte told NBC Sports that the medals were “collecting dust.”
“I feel amazing about [the auction] just because I’m going to be helping kids out,” he said.
Lochte has three different auctions:
2004: 1 Silver medal
2008: 2 Bronze medals
2012: 2 Silver medals and 1 bronze
The top bid as of Monday for his 2012 medals is up to $23,582, while his 2008 medals are going for $14,150 and his 2004 medal is auctioning for $12,626.
The auction runs through July 21.