NEW YORK, November 12. SWIMMING fans in the New York area can get a glimpse of their favorite stars on Monday night when the Golden Goggle Awards are held in the Big Apple. While the event is sold out, the red-carpet arrival ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and fans could have a chance to get photos of the top names in U.S. Swimming. The Golden Goggle Awards will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom, located on 34th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
Among the athletes attending the event ar Michael Phelps, Katie Hoff, Natalie Coughlin, Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen and Ian Crocker. More, many stars from the past will be present, including Jenny Thompson, Mark Spitz, Dara Torres and Janet Evans. The Golden Goggles are to swimming in the United States what the Academy Awards are to film.
Honors will be handed out for Athlete of the Year (male and female), Coach of the Year, Breakout Performer of the Year, Perseverance Award and Performance of the Year (male and female). Also, the top relay will be honored.