Dwyer won a gold medal as part of the U.S. 800-meter freestyle relay team swimming with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Bernes in London on July 31. The 23-year-old also helped fellow teammate Phelps to win the most medals in Olympic history.
The Village of Winnetka and Winnetka Park District will be honoring the swimmer’s accomplishments during an event at 10 a.m., Aug. 25, at Hubbard Woods Park Gazebo. Residents will also have the opportunity to meet, greet and take a photo with Dwyer.
The North Shore native is also expected to visit his alma mater and join Loyola Academy’s beginning-of-the year all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit on Aug. 24, according to Robin Hunt, director of public relations at Loyola Academy.
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