is in talks to join the celebrities competing on of , a source tells PEOPLE.
While the cast of the latest edition of the reality competition series has yet to be announced and ABC does not comment on casting reports, the source says Lochte may be among the front-runners.
“I’ve been thinking about it a lot, because I have a big heart, and I feel like let down a lot of people,” Lochte told PEOPLEon Wednesday. “I feel bad that I have let people down. Everyone started watching it, and they didn’t watch the athletes,” he continued. “That’s another reason why I’m so hurt by it, because it took away from the Games.”
Dancing with the Stars wouldn’t be Lochte’s first foray into reality television: he starred on brief E! series What Would Ryan Lochte Do? in 2013.
Season 23 of DWTS premieres Sept. 12 on ABC.