2013 Golden Goggle Awards & Silent Auction - Save the Date!
November 24, 2013 will go down in history as the 10th annual Golden Goggle Awards, and what a spectacular celebration it will be!
This year we'll be honoring our 2013 U.S. World Championship Swim Team as they come off what is sure to be an amazing performance at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain this summer.
Since its inception in 2004, the Golden Goggle Awards has generated more than $1.9 million dollars to support the USA Swimming Foundation's mission of saving lives and building champions―in the pool and in life.
We hope you will join us for this premier swimming awards event with the lasting legacy of giving back to the sport of swimming.
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Location: JW Marriott at LA Live, Los Angeles, CA
Reception and Silent Auction: 5:00 pm
Program and Dinner: 6:00 pm
Mark your calendars now!
For more information or for advance table purchases, please contact us at 719.866.3235.
2012 Golden Goggle Awards Video Highlights
2012 Golden Goggles Event Supports the USA Swimming Foundation
The annual Golden Goggle Awards not only honors and celebrates our U.S. National Swim Team, it serves as an important fundraiser for the USA Swimming Foundation. Proceeds from this event benefit the USA Swimming Foundation's mission to save lives and build champions—in the pool and in life.
Thanks to USA Swimming, $300,000 in proceeds from the 2012 Golden Goggle Awards has been granted to the USA Swimming Foundation. An additional $60,000 was raised as a direct result of the USA Swimming Foundation's silent auction held in conjunction with this annual event. Since its inception, the Golden Goggle Awards have provided over $1.9 million dollars in funding to the USA Swimming Foundation who uses these resources to help grow and sustain their Make a Splash initiative and provide important financial support to the U.S. National Swim Team.
Our sincerest thanks to everyone who supported the 2012 Golden Goggle Awards and Silent Auction with their donations and purchases of auction items, seats and tables. You have helped us make a difference in the lives of so many with your support!
2012 Golden Goggles Recap
November 19, 2012
The Broadway ballroom in the fabulous New York Marriott Marquis set the stage for the 9th annual Golden Goggle Awards for the celebration of our U.S. Olympic team, fresh from the London Games where they topped the medal
podium by bringing home 31 medals. It was all about the team in 2012 where their signature moment of the Games was a music video shot in the days leading up to the Olympics. To the delight of the crowd at this sell-out event, it was only fitting that this close-knit group of 49 athletes, coaches and support staff be introduced on the heels of Team USA’s video rendition of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”, which created a viral sensation on YouTube with over 15 million views since its' debut last summer.
But it was their performance in the pool that truly cemented a place for them in U.S. Olympic history with their 16 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze medals - representing nearly 30 percent of the total medals earned by all American Olympians at the London Games. What better place to honor this very talented group of Olympians than the 2012 Golden Goggle Awards.
Congratuations to all our 2012 Golden Goggle Award Winners!
Female Race of the Year
Male Race of Year
Breakout Performer of the Year
Coach of the Year
Relay Performance of the Year
Women’s 400 Medley Relay
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
USA Swimming is proud to recognize Jim Mulva as the 2012 IMPACT Award recipient
As the CEO of ConocoPhillips, Jim Mulva cultivated a long-standing partnership with USA Swimming. From serving as the title sponsor of the U.S. National Championships to funding support for elite athletes at Nationals, Jim’s steadfast commitment to swimming has had a positive impact on many areas of our community. Today, Phillips 66, which emerged from ConocoPhillips’ repositioning in 2012, proudly continues their support, helping USA Swimming build champions and save lives. In addition to its continued sponsorship of National Championships, Phillips 66 is now the driving force behind the Make a Splash Tour, supporting the USA Swimming Foundation’s mission to help end the drowning epidemic in this country.
2012 Athlete Humanitarian Award recipient - Eric Shanteau
Eric Shanteau is a both a world-class swimmer and a cancer survivor. In June of 2008, just days before Olympic Trials, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer. Eric used his success as an Olympic gold medalist to raise funds and awareness towards the global cancer burden.
Event Photo Gallery
Recapture all the amazing moments from the sold-out 2012 Golden Goggles Awards by visiting our event photo galleries! View and download these complimentary photos, share them with your family and friends, or post them to your social media outlets!