USA Swimming has announced NBC Sports’ Bob Costas as the host for the 13th Annual Golden Goggle Awards and Silent Auction. This is the 4th time Costas will have played host to the event during an Olympic year. His experience includes hosting duties at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Golden Goggles ceremonies.
Costas has been a sportscaster for NBC since the early 1980s, and has been involved in NBC broadcasts of the Olympics since the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. He has won 8 National Sportscaster of the Year awards, and was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association’s Hall of Fame in 2012.
The Golden Goggle Awards will take place on Monday, November 21st in New York City. At the ceremony, awards will be presented to swimmers and coaches in 8 different categories.
- Breakout Performer of the Year
- Perserverance Award
- Coach of the Year
- Relay Performance of the Year
- Female Race of the Year
- Male Race of the Year
- Female Athlete of the Year
- Male Athlete of the Year
Earlier today, SwimSwam’s Jared Anderson reported a complete list of nominees for each award, which you can view by clicking here. Voting for the awards is open until November 11th, and can be accessed through USA Swimming‘s website.