2013 Golden Goggles Webcast

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Who took home a Golden Goggle in 2013?

Find out which athletes received top honors at the 10th annual Golden Goggles Awards!

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 GoggleAwards 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.

Congratulations to all our 2012 Golden Goggle Award Winners!

Female Race of the YearMichael Phelps 2012 GGA (Med)
Katie Ledecky

Male Race of Year
Nathan Adrian

Breakout Performer of the Year
Katie Ledecky

Perseverance Award
Jessica Hardy

Coach of the Year
Bob Bowman

Relay Performance of the Year
Women’s 400 Medley Relay
Missy Franklin
Rebecca Soni
Dana Vollmer
Allison Schmitt

Female Athlete of the Year
Missy Franklin

Male Athlete of the Year
Michael Phelps


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. 

2012 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!
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