COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, October 8. IN six weeks, New York City will probably have a little more of a golden hue to it, as nearly all of the Olympians on the United States Olympic swimming roster will reunite for the Golden Goggle awards at the New York Marriott Marquis.
USA Swimming released the nominees for the 10 awards that will be presented on November 19, including the coveted Male and Female Athlete of the Year honors. Each nominee in those categories won individual gold medals in London. Bob Costas will be on hand as master of ceremonies, a change from the past few years that have had entertainment celebrities act as host.
Below, the nominees for each category:
Breakout Performer of the Year
Coach of the Year
Relay Performance of the Year
Women's 4 x 200 Free Relay — Olympics
Men's 4 x 200 Free Relay — Olympics
Women's 4 x 100 Medley Relay — Olympics
Men's 4 x 100 Medley Relay — Olympics
Female Performance of the Year
200m Free — Allison Schmitt — Olympics
800m Free — Katie Ledecky — Olympics
200m Back — Missy Franklin — Olympics
200m Breast — Rebecca Soni — Olympics
100m Fly — Dana Vollmer — Olympics
Male Performance of the Year
100m Free — Nathan Adrian — Olympics
100m Back — Matt Grevers — Olympics
200m Back — Tyler Clary — Olympics
200m IM — Michael Phelps — Olympics
400m IM — Ryan Lochte — Olympics
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
Fans can vote by going to the Golden Goggles page on USA Swimming's website. Voting runs until November 9, with online voting comprising 5 percent of the final vote, according to USA Swimming.
Ryan Lochte will be looking for a fourth-straight win as Male Athlete of the Year, while Missy Franklin will hope to repeat as Female Athlete of the Year. Both were also honored last year with the Male and Female Race of the Year, and Gregg Troy was given the Coach of the Year award.