2000 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Tom started his swimming career at the Cranston YMCA in 1970 and soon established himself as an outstanding breaststroke swimmer and individual medley swimmer, while establishing several state and New England records.
He was a perennial All-Star in the Rhode Island Junior League and later excelled at Cranston West and as a member of the Brown Swim Club. At Cranston West, Dwyer dominated the 100 yard breaststroke. He was a three-year All-State selection and became one of the very few Interscholastic swimmers to win an event three consecutive years in the New England Interscholastic Championships. Dwyer won the 100 yard breaststroke in 1976, 77 and 1978, while setting the New England Interscholastic and Rhode Island records in the event.
While representing the Brown Swim Club under former Brown University coach Ed Reed, Dwyer was the New England AAU Champion in the 199 and 200 breaststroke events in 1977 and established himself as one of the top breaststroke swimmers in the northeast. Dwyer continued his swimming career at Alfred University where he set school records in the breaststroke events and became an NCAA Division III All-American in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.
Tom resides with his family in Delaware.