Oct. 15, 2008
IOWA CITY, IA — Iowa sophomore Conor Dwyer has been named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week after an impressive performance against Truman State last Friday. Dwyer placed first in three individual events and second on his relay team. The performance helped Iowa soundly defeat the Bulldogs (203.5 – 56.5). The Winnetka, IL native finished first in the 50 free (21.31) and also captured the top spot in the 500 free (4:46.99). Dwyer also posted the best time in the 200 IM, with a 1:54.31 and helped his 400 freestyle relay team, with teammates Brian Farris, Nick Divan, and Max Dittmer.
This is Dwyer’s first weekly honor and the first Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honor for the 2008-09 season. Richard Salhus was the last Iowa swimmer to earn the award on January 8, 2008. Dwyer currently boasts three season best performances for the Hawkeyes. He holds the records for the 100, 200, and 500 freestyle races with times of 44.66, 1:36.44, and 4:27.21, respectively. Dwyer also holds Iowa’s top performance in the 200 free at the 2008 Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:36.44, which he earned in preliminary competition. The 19-year-old is also a letterwinner and received Iowa’s Armbruster/Patton Swimming MVP Award last season.