Conor Dwyer Named National Swimmer of the Week

By: UF Sports Communications
By: UF Sports Communications

Gainesville, FL - Florida swimmer Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.) was
named the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Male Swimmer of the Week for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2010, announced Wednesday by The senior captain earned the honor for the second time in his career (Jan. 26, 2010) for his performance in UF’s win at conference rival Georgia Oct. 29. The Gators (1-1, 1-0 SEC) defeated the Bulldogs, 170-130, to improve to 59-15-2 all-time against UGA.

“He had an outstanding week last week and it was certainly well
deserved,” head coach Gregg Troy said. “Conor continues to impress
us with his intensity.”

Dwyer won three individual events at Georgia, while helping lead the
Orange and Blue to another first-place finish in relay competition. The
Winnetka, Ill., native’s time of 9:00.48 in the 1,000-yard freestyle
and NCAA provisional finish of 4:25.26 in the 500 free marked the
fastest times in the NCAA this year in the two events, while his winning
time of 1:37.77 in the 200 free also was a NCAA “B” cut. The 2010
NCAA and SEC Male Swimmer of the Year also swam on the 400 free relay squad that clocked the nation’s fastest time in the event this year
with a NCAA provisional mark of 2:59.27, giving him a team-best 15
events this season (10 individual, five relays).

Yesterday, the 2010-11 U.S. National Team member became the first Gator since Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.) in 2004-05 to win SEC Male Swimmer of the Week twice in the same season.

The Gator men’s team returns to action tomorrow, Nov. 4, as the
Orange and Blue travel to Baton Rouge, La., to take on LSU in another
SEC road meet. Meet time is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

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