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Swimmers Grevers, Dwyer Bask In Glow Of Gold Medal Fame

Chicago area swimmers Conor Dwyer (left) and Matt Grevers (right) have both won gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and both have trained at the Lake Forest Swim Club. (Credit: Clive Rose/ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Chicago area swimmers Conor Dwyer (left) and Matt Grevers (right) have both won gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and both have trained at the Lake Forest Swim Club. (Credit: Clive Rose/ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The 2012 Olympics are over, and now, two members of the U.S. Men’s Swimming Team from the Chicago area are back home, basking in the glory.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Terry Keshner reports, Lake Forest native Matt Grevers and Winnetka’s own Conor Dwyer are enjoying their newfound fame. Both won gold medals during the London Olympics.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Terry Keshner reports

“I’ll see people staring at me, and they’ll be like, ‘Hey, what do you do?’ And (I say), ‘I swim,’ and they’re like, ‘Oh, I’ve seen you,’” Grevers said.

After a morning TV appearance, Grevers and Dwyer were both swamped by autograph seekers wanting to see the gold.

The Olympic experience was something unforgettable.

“Such an honor and, like, a dream come true,” Grevers said.

Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics is a distant memory now, and the bid wasn’t a popular idea among all Chicagoans even when it was making the headlines every day about three years ago.

But Dwyer would like to see a Chicago Olympics.

“The hometown, I mean, I think it would be the best, obviously,” he said, “I was bummed they didn’t get it; maybe 2020, they’ll actually get the bid.”