Winnetka’s Conor Dwyer won the bronze medal in the 200-meter freestyle swim on Monday, after missing a medal in the 400-meter freestyle two days earlier.
Dwyer completed the event with a time of 1:45.23.
“That’s been a goal of mine for a long time and to do that feels like a dream come true,” Dwyer told the Chicago Tribune. “I put in so much hard work. I’m glad to finally see it pay off here on the biggest stage.”
The Olympic swimmer is not the only famed family member. His grandfather, Jim Dowdle, was an executive vice president at the Tribune Company years ago. In fact, Dowdle recommended the company buy the cubs in 1981 and he’s the guy who brought Harry Caray to Wrigley Field.