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From beaches to world meet pool for Conor Dwyer

From beaches to world meet pool for Conor Dwyer

Conor Dwyer always knew he would indulge his inner beach boy one day. Surfing. Riding an electric skateboard along a Pacific boardwalk. Oh, yes, and training for the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia, where Dwyer expects to swim four events in the pool competition that begins Sunday. The Olympic gold medalist from Winnetka has been doing all of that fun-in-the-sun stuff since moving his training base last fall to Southern California from Baltimore. He had lived for a little more than a year in Michael Phelps’ home while working with Phelps’ longtime coach, Bob Bowman, and the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Dwyer, 26, now is training with Dave Salo’s...

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