Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The gold medalist posed for photos and signed posters at his dad's landscaping business in Wilmette.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers made an appearance at his father’s business, Chalet Nursery, in Wilmette Wednesday afternoon to meet with fans, sign posters and pose for photos. Grevers, who grew up and began his swimming career in Lake Forest, took home two gold and one silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics. He did the same in Beijing in 2008. As the son of award-winning landscape designer Ed Grevers, Matt joined his dad to talk “best practices” in the garden and swimming pool after meeting with fans. Interested in reading more about Matt and his history with the Olympics? Check out Patch’s multiple stories on the award-winning athlete:
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Residents are invited to celebrate the Loyola Academy alum’s gold medal win at the 2012 London Olympics.
Winnetka will be naming Aug. 25 "Conor Dwyer Day" in honor of the Winnetka native and Loyola Academy alum for winning a gold medal during the 2012 Olympics. Dwyer won a gold medal as part of the U.S. 800-meter freestyle relay team swimming with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Bernes in London on July 31. The 23-year-old also helped fellow teammate Phelps to win the most medals in Olympic history. The Village of Winnetka and Winnetka Park District will be honoring the swimmer’s accomplishments during an event at 10 a.m., Aug. 25, at Hubbard Woods Park Gazebo. Residents will also have the opportunity to meet, greet and take a photo with Dwyer. The North Shore native is also expected to visit his alma mater and join Loyola Academy’s …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Loyola Academy alum returned home Monday after winning a gold medal as part of the 800-meter freestyle relay in the London Olympics.
Winnetka native Conor Dwyer returned home Monday with a gold medal around his neck. While he’s excited to have helped Michael Phelps win the most medals in Olympic history, Dwyer’s also ready to relax. “I definitely need to recharge the batteries a little bit,” Dwyer told Winnetka Talk. The 23-year-old won a gold medal as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay team, swimming with Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens in London on July 31. The Loyola Academy alum placed fifth in the 400-meter freestyle on July 28. Dwyer told ABCNews.com that it was great to be swimming in an era with some of the greatest athletes of all time. Watch the video on the right to hear the interview For the full story of Dwyer’s return, visit Winnetka.Suntimes…
Saturday, August 4, 2012
See when to watch Deerfield diver Christina Loukas and Lake Forest native Matt Grevers live.
Christina Loukas, a Deerfield High School alumna, has advanced to the Olympic diving semifinals after finishing with a score of 330.45 to finish seventh of the 30 divers in the preliminary of the three-meter Olympic springboard competition Friday at the Aquatics Center at the London Games. She’ll be competing in Saturday’s semifinals at 8:30 a.m. Chicago time, or 2:30 p.m. London time. Lake Forest native Matt Grevers will team with Michael Phelps Saturday in the 4 X 100 medley relay final at 2:27 p.m. Chicago time and 8:27 p.m. in London. If the U.S. team win the final event, Grevers would come home decked with two gold medals and a silver medal from the men’s 4 X 100 freestyle relay. Want to follow similar articles in Winnetka, …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Winnetka native and Loyola Academy alum celebrated helping Michael Phelps win his 19th Olympic medal with fellow teammate Ricky Berens.
After helping Michael Phelps win the most Olympic medals in history, Winnetka native Conor Dwyer celebrated with a 4,610-calorie McDonald’s meal, according to The Des Moines Register. Dwyer won a gold medal as part of the 4X200 freestyle relay team London Tuesday. Watch a video of Dwyer on NBC Today Show: www.hulu.com/watch/386695 Friends and supporters of Dwyer gathered at Storm’s Tavern and Grill Tuesday to cheer the Loyola Academy alum. Tina Filippini, whose daughter has swum with Dwyer since they were six years old, told Patch that “We’re gonna paint (the Dwyers’) house gold.” Want to send Dwyer your congratulations and best wishes? Leave it in the comment section below! Related Articles: Want to follow similar articles in Winnetka…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The Winnetka native and Loyola Academy alum will be bringing the top medal home to the North Shore.
Joan Sullivan dropped to her knees in prayer, her face practically enraptured, and at one point moved her arms in a swimmer’s motion. That’s the effect Conor Dwyer had on people Tuesday as he brought the gold home to Winnetka, serving as the second of four relay men in the U.S. swimming team’s resounding victory in the 800-meter freestyle event in the London Summer Olympics. Dwyer handed off at least a four-length lead to his next man after he swam the four pool lengths, more than holding his own with superstar teammates Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, as the U.S. finished at 6:59.70. France was runner-up. “This is God’s blessing,” Sullivan said as she clutched a white figurine given to her in 2003 by Dodie Dwyer, Conor’s paternal …
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Winnetka native Conor Dwyer will be competing for the gold for the second time in four days after the U.S. team swam the fastest time in the 800-meter freestyle relay heats in London Tuesday. Dwyer and teammates swam in 7:6.75, 3.75 seconds faster than runner-up Austrailia in their heat. It's not guaranteed that Dwyer will swim in the final four-men freestyle relay, but if the team wins, Dwyer would also receive a medal. The medal event is scheduled for 2:51 p.m. Chicago time. Dwyer's friends and family will be gathering around 2 p.m. at Stormy's, 1735 Orchard Ln. in Northfield, to watch the event. NBC's website will feature a live stream of the event. Dwyer, a Loyola Academy alum, placed fifth in the 400-meter freestyle in 3:46.39, just …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Loyola Academy alum clocked the third fastest time in the preliminaries but was just shy of winning a medal.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Winnetka native and Loyola Academy alum clocks third fastest time in prelims but fails to medal.
(Update 2:15 p.m.) Winnetka native and Loyola Academy alum Conor Dwyer fell shy of an Olympic medal today with a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter freestyle in 3:46.39, .15 seconds slower than his preliminary heat. The race was won by China’s Sui Yang in a world record time of 3:40.18 with South Korea’s Pak Taew-hwan earning the silver medal and Peter Vanderkaay of the United States wining bronze. (Earlier 1 p.m.)In one of the first Olympic events, Conor Dwyer was one of the fastest. The Winnetka resident, Lake Forest Swim Club member and Loyola Academy alum had the third-fastest time in the 400-meter freestyle qualifying swim today registering a 3:46.24. Dwyer finished behind Yang Sun of China (3:45.07) and fellow American Peter …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Even those of us who aren't competing in London need to get ready for The Games.
Last week, I wrote about training plans for runners who are planning to do late summer or fall races. This week, however, I'd like to highlight a different kind of training, one that requires immediate attention because the opening ceremonies are less than a week away. Yes, it's time to employ the London Olympics Spectator Training Program. Training your eyes The first task is to get your eyes ready. The last thing you want is to be confused while watching the Track and Field finals because you can't tell which athletes represent which countries. Take a moment to sit down in front of your television and turn on one of those irritating cable news networks. If the “BREAKING NEWS” looks blurry, then you'll never be able to see the tiny "USA" …