We had a great training session on Friday when all of our college swimmers returned to the pond. Our Olympic Gold Medal teammate, Conor Dwyer, not only ripped through about 9000 meters but stayed to teach the Mighty Ducks, Yellow and Green Squad swimmers. Conor's insights into the Olympics, training and what steps he took along the way were invaluable. CD will be around for a few days then off to the US Nationals in Austin.
Every four years the world celebrates the greatness of athletic achievement at the Olympic Games. For 16 days the world stops as even the most casual sports fans from around the world become enthralled watching the Olympic Dreams play out in the 30-some sports of the Games.
Watching this year was especially exciting for members of the Lake Forest Swim Club Ducks as one current member, Conor Dwyer, lined up for two events in London. What could be more exciting?
Why, posing for a pic with Conor's Olympic flag!!!
All LFSC members are invited to a special "Thank You, Conor" event on Tuesday, 7 August, at the Lake Bluff Park District pool. Regular practice (5:00pm start) will be interrupted briefly to take a team picture behind the Olympic flag he sent to the club.
Please wear a LFSC t-shirt, any will do.
You can find all of our Olympic coverage using the link below.
Eadie Wetzel swam on the 1968 US Olympic Team and set the World Record in the 200 freestyle. Her time, 2:08.8 (stopwatches only registered to 10th's in '68), set in Lincoln, Nebraska, was a World Record leading to the Games in Mexico City.
Chicago Tribune reporter Lisa Black visited with the Holecek family and followed up with a practice visit. Here's the online article link, also found on page 4 of the Saturday (4 August) Chicago Tribune. You may have to become a digital subscriber to read/watch. It's free and it looks like you can opt out of the marketing stuff. Yana Dessev flirts with stardom at the 1:10 mark of the video.