The 2023 Golden Goggle Awards are set to take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2023. With the voting deadline of October 15 quickly approaching, here is the breakdown of the nominees for this year's Female Race of the Year award:
Douglass showcased here versatility winning gold in the 200m individual medley in Fukuoka. Douglass overtook teammate Alex Walsh in the final 50 meters to win her first individual world title in a time of 2:07.17.
Ledecky won her 20th career-long course world championship medal when she won the 1500m freestyle in Japan. Ledecky won with a time of 15:26.27 - the third-fastest time ever in the event. With this win, she also equaled the number of individual world championship gold medals won by her former teammate Michael Phelps.
Grimes became the first athlete to secure a spot on the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team with her bronze-medal win in the 10k open water swim at the World Aquatics Swimming Championships. Grimes won the bronze in a photo finish, besting the two previous Olympic champions in the event by .1 for a time of 2:02:42.30. Grimes’ Olympic berth makes her only the fourth American women to qualify for the Olympic open water event.
*Please cast your vote by October 15 at 11:59 p.m. MT.
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