MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – MICHAEL PHELPS
Michael Phelps was received the Golden Goggle award for the male athlete of the year after posting the top time in the world in three separate events at the 2015 US National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. Phelps also won the same award following the 2014 Season.
Phelps’ season was very up and down. Early in the season, he was arrested for a DUI and suspended from competition and removed from the 2015 World Championship Team. He was able to rebound from that, however, and posted the fastest butterfly times of anyone in the world over the last 6 years. Outside of the pool, he also got engaged and found out he was going to be a father.