2021 Golden Goggles: US Olympic Swimmers talk Awards They’re Most Excited For

On December 7th, members of the US Olympic swimming team gathered in Miami Beach to celebrate the year that was 2021. On the red carpet, we asked the swimmers which awards they were most excited for. Mostly, the athletes were excited to see which awards their teammates would take home and had some fun speculating who would win the various accolades. In the video, viewers can also see what the swimmers wore on the red carpet and how they interpreted the ‘Miami chic’ dress code to this otherwise ‘black tie optional’ event.

See who won which awards at the 2021 Golden Goggles here.


Breakout Performer of the Year: Lydia Jacoby

Perseverance Award: Annie Lazor

Female Athlete of the Year: Katie Ledecky

Male Athlete of the Year: Caeleb Dressel

Relay Performance of the Year: Men’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay, Ryan MurphyMichael AndrewCaeleb DresselZach Apple

Female Race of the Year: Lydia Jacoby, Women’s 100 Breaststroke Olympic Final

Male Race of the Year: Bobby Finke, Men’s 800 Freestyle Olympic Final

Coach of the Year: Gregg Troy

Impact Award: Bob Vincent & Cecil Gordon

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About Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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