Conor Dwyer, Olympic and World Champion, is fit, the fittest I’ve ever seen him. Training at Bob Bowman’s NBAC super swim team and living with roomie Michael Phelps is clearly the reason why.
The NBAC Elite Diet
They mow chow from Whole Foods, often hitting up the highend grocery store twice in one day. Dwyer adds that they also eat everything, meaning they consume as many calories as they possibly can. Bowman’s mantra is “add more base,” so you know they’re doing honest, hard, long workouts. Calories are essential for recovery.
Dwyer Drills Down On 200 Free
Dwyer’s 200 freestyle silver medal at the 2013 FINA World Championships is telling. Sure he dropped a 1:45.32 for the hardware, but it’s how he got it that’s dangerous. Dwyer was 5th at the 150, coming home in 26.59, the fastest split on the 4th 50.
Dwyer’s experiencing every step needed to win gold in the 200 free at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He’s landed Olympic gold, the 4×200 free relay in London, so his appetite has been wetted to get back on the podium individually. He’s training with the 2008 Olympic Champion, Michael Phelps, and 2012 Olympic Champion, Yannick Agnel, so the fear of going head to head has been muted to nothing. The silver in Barcelona was a mere stepping stone. Expect Dwyer to land gold this summer at the Pan Pacific Championships, adding another layer to his confidence.
Dwyer will be challenged this summer in the 200 free, but he’s shown too much speed on the front end and too much muscle on the back to lose. Dwyer wins 200 free at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships going 1:44.7 or faster.
In Rio, Dwyer dances with the 200 free 1:43 barrier, gets on the medal podium with gold or silver.
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