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December 7, 2021

Faena Hotel, Miami Beach

For the first time, Miami, will play host to the USA Swimming event of the year.  The brightest stars from Tokyo will be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions live and in-person.  Engage in the action by buying a table or seat in Miami and engage virtually through our annual auction!  


COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols:

Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test 
  • All attendees are asked to test within 72 hours of attending Golden Goggles Awards. 
  • You won’t need to show proof of a negative test, but we ask in the name of our athletes’ safety (and your own health!) that if you test positive, you please stay home.
  • If you test positive and cannot attend, contact Mike Unger re: reallocation of your table or seat.

Masking
  • Required in venue for unvaccinated attendees, except when eating & drinking. Again, we ask you to adhere to these guidelines for the safety of our athletes as they head to World Championships later in the month.
  • If you are vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask.


Vaccinations
  • Strongly recommended for all attendees.


ATTEND THE GOLDEN GOGGLES AWARDS

 

Purchase a table or seats to be a part of the in-person action of this year’s Golden Goggle Awards in Miami Florida!  Mingle with some of the greatest athletes in our sport and enjoy a best-class dinner while honoring their Olympic accomplishments!

ONLINE AUCTION

 

Participate in the Golden Goggles Awards online auction to support the USA Swimming Foundation.  The auction will go live at 10:00 AM MT on November 29 and will remain open until December 7.

 

A link will be added to this site so you can pre-register, check back frequently.

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Make a reservation
To reserve your spot and register to attend in person, please contact Jill Johnson via email(Linked to: jjohnson@usaswimming.org) or at 719-866-3587.  Space is limited, register early.

USA SWIMMING HOTEL BLOCKS:

 

FAENA HOTEL

Individual Guest Booking Instructions: Please call Faena Hotel Miami Beach In-House Group Reservations at 786-655-5575 available 7 days a week from 9AM to 5PM. Inform reservations you are booking under the “Golden Goggles at Faena” to obtain the special group rates. Group rates are also available 3 days pre/post based on rate availability. Guests may also email: groupreservations-miamibeach@faena.com and reference the group name and hotel to reserve. Hotel will answer emails Mondays to Saturdays from 9AM to 5PM (emails will not be answered on Sundays).

 

$425/night standard room

 

MARRIOTT STANTON SOUTH BEACH

Reservations for the event will be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or 1 (800) 503-1459.  Please make note you are on the Golden Goggles USA Swimming hotel block.

 

$269/night standard room

 

Questions?

Contact Jill Johnson at jjohnson@usaswimming.org

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Breakout Performer

This award is given to the athlete whose performance(s) stand out in relation to other years, with special emphasis on the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

  • Bobby Finke
  • Katie Grimes
  • Lydia Jacoby
  • Emma Weyant
Perseverance Award

This award is given to the athlete who came back from adversity, retirement, sickness, injury, etc., to have an outstanding performance(s) in 2021, with special emphasis on the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

  • Annie Lazor
  • Erica Sullivan
  • Tom Shields
Coach of the Year

This award is given to the coach whose athlete(s) performed at the highest level throughout the year, with special emphasis on the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

  • Ron Aitken
  • Jack Bauerle
  • Todd DeSorbo
  • Greg Meehan
  • Anthony Nesty
  • Gregg Troy
Relay Performance of the Year

This award is given to the best team relay performance, male or female. The performance considered must be a finals performance, with special emphasis on the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

  • Women's 4x200m freestyle relay (2020 Olympic Games)
  • Men's 4x100m freestyle relay (2020 Olympic Games)
  • Men's 4x100m medley relay (2020 Olympic Games)
Female Race of the Year

This award is given to the female swimmer with the greatest single individual race of the year, with special emphasis on the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

  • Lydia Jacoby — 100m breaststroke (2020 Olympic Games)
  • Katie Ledecky — 800m freestyle (2020 Olympic Games)
  • Katie Ledecky — 1500m freestyle (2020 Olympic Games)
Male Race of the Year

This award is given to the male swimmer with the greatest single individual race of the year, with special emphasis on the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

  • Caeleb Dressel — 100m freestyle (2020 Olympic Games
  • Caeleb Dressel — 100m butterfly (2020 Olympic Games)
  • Bobby Finke — 800m freestyle (2020 Olympic Games)
  • Chase Kalisz — 400m individual medley (2020 Olympic Games)
Female Athlete of the Year

This award is given to the top female swimmer of the year with special emphasis on achievements at the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

  • Lydia Jacoby
  • Katie Ledecky
  • Lilly King
  • Regan Smith
Male Athlete of the Year

This award is given to the top male swimmer of the year with special emphasis on achievements at the 2020 Olympic Games.

 

  • Bobby Finke
  • Caeleb Dressel
  • Chase Kalisz
  • Ryan Murphy