Winnetka swimmer Conor Dwyer takes bronze in 200-meter freestyle

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08:  Bronze medalist Conor Dwyer of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Freestyle Final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 08: Bronze medalist Conor Dwyer of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 200m Freestyle Final on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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.