Conor Dwyer burst onto the scene back in 2010 winning the 200 and 500 freestyle NCAA Titles for the Florida Gators under coach Gregg Troy. In 2011 Dwyer launched his world-class career, netting gold on the 4×200 freestyle relay at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai. That same summer he won U.S. National Championships in the 200 IM and claimed a silver in the 400 IM. Shortly after that, he competed a the 2011 Pan Am Games capturing four medals, one gold and three silvers.
At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, Dwyer made the US Olympic Swimming Team in the 400 freestyle by getting second behind teammate and training partner, Peter Vanderkaay. Dwyer followed up with a 4th place in the 200 freestyle giving me a spot on the 4×200 freestyle relay.
At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Dwyer swam a 3:46.39 for 5th place. (He swam a personal best in the heats, 3:46.24.) Dwyer sealed his name in history winning Olympic gold as a part of the men’s 4×200 freestyle relay. Dwyer split a 1:45.23 on the relay.
At the 2013 Santa Clara Grand Prix, Dwyer swam an in-season personal best in the 200 freestyle, 1:47.00. Considering his hard training at the Florida Gators, expect Dwyer to enjoy a big drop in time when he tapers for the 2013 US World Championship Trials in Indianapolis.
Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist from the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. He is also the co-founder of SwimSwam. This video series is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com.