USA Swimming has announced their nominees for the 2014 Golden Goggles awards: the organization’s biggest annual awards spectacular.
This year’s event will take place on November 24th, 2013 at the JW Marriott and LA Live in Los Angeles, California.
You can vote online through this link.
We’ll give our choices later, but for now, these are the nominees that you can choose from. There’s not a whole lot of surprises on the list, though it does highlight something that I think not a lot of us really processed until now: the nominees for Male and Female Athletes of the Year are only individual gold medalists from the World Championships. There were only two men and two women who took individual gold medals at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.
Breakout Performer of the Year
Coach of the Year
Relay Performance of the Year
Women’s 4x100m Free Relay – 2013 FINA World Championships
Women’s 4x200m Free Relay – 2013 FINA World Championships
Men’s 4x200m Free Relay – 2013 FINA World Championships
Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay – 2013 FINA World Championships
Female Race of the Year
Missy Franklin – 200m Free – 2013 FINA World Championships
Katie Ledecky – 800m Free – 2013 FINA World Championships
Katie Ledecky – 1500m Free – 2013 FINA World Championships
Haley Anderson – 5K Open Water – 2013 FINA World Championships
Male Race of the Year
Matt Grevers – 100m Back – 2013 FINA World Championships
Ryan Lochte – 200m Back – 2013 FINA World Championships
Ryan Lochte – 200m IM – 2013 FINA World Championships
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year