Dwyer Delivers the NBAC Elite Swimming Diet – Gold Medal Minute Video

  15 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | June 17th, 2014 | Gold Medal Minute, International, News, Video | Sponsored by: Swimoutlet.com

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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.

Conor Dwyer at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Mesa (courtesy of Rafael Domeyko)

Conor Dwyer at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Mesa (courtesy of Rafael Domeyko)

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 Prediction

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.

What’s your Dwyer Prediction for the 200 Free?

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TheTroubleWithX

Just meant this summer’s nationals. PanPacs/WC Trials.

TheTroubleWithX

He also has the 2nd fastest time in the 400 IM for US men. I’m guessing he swims 100/200/400 free and both IM events at nationals. All five are on different days.

Are you talking about the PanPacs/World Champ Trials or the Olympic Trials, because I thought the men’s 400 free and IM were on the same day?

mcgillrocks

Maybe my favorite GMM yet, pretty funny throughout.

Will Dwyer’s success translate over into other events? Bowman is no stranger to producing distance swimmers, or IMers. Can Dwyer get down to 3:44-3:41 in his 400 and around 2:56 in his IM, and maybe sub 4:09 in his 400 IM?

For that matter, will Agnel become the 400 threat to challenge Park, and even Yang, under Bowman’s tutelage?

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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