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Winnetka Native Earns Olympic Berth

Conor Dwyer earned his ticket to London after a second-place finish in the 400-meter swim race

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012  |  Updated 1:56 PM CDT
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Conor Dwyer earned his ticket to London after a second-place finish in the 400-meter at the swimming Olympic Trials.

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The pressure is off for Conor Dwyer.

Dwyer, a Winnetka native, earned his ticket to London Monday after he followed Peter Vanderkaay to this finish line in the 400-meter freestyle.

An underdog in the event, Dwyer had no intention of coming out on top -- but he did. It was the first time he competed in the 400-meter freestyle in two years.

The 23-year-old holds titles as an NCAA champ in the 200-meter and the 500-meter.

His featured race, the 200-meter, begins Tuesday and Dwyer can swim easy knowing his ticket to London is already secured.

 

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