See What All Your Favorite Athletes Wore on the Red Carpet (Video)

Before getting to the banquet hall for the festivities, USA Swimming’s finest walk the red carpet dressed to the 9’s, and we had to know what inspired each of their outfits. As it turns out, swimmers aren’t always the fashionista experts we perceive them to be.

Order of appearance:

  • Austin Katz
  • Olivia Smoliga
  • Jordan Willimovsky
  • Katie Meili
  • Sean Grieshop
  • Grant Shoults
  • Hali Flickinger
  • Blake Pieroni
  • Zach Apple
  • Katie McLaughlin
  • Andrew Seliskar
  • Simone Manuel
  • Micah Lawrence
  • Kathleen Baker
  • Leah Smith
  • Ryan Murphy


Reported by Robert Gibbs.

The Golden Goggle Awards are USA Swimming’s yearly awards gala, and they’re happening tonight in New York City. You can follow along on the USA Swimming website, which will livestream the event. Follow the link below:


Fans have been voting for the past two months on awards, with the fan vote counting for a portion of the final award decision. You can check out our full ballot here.

Tentative schedule for tonight:

7:00pm – Presentation of 2018 Pan Pacs team, followed by Female Race of the Year, Male Race of the Year, and entertainment

7:45pm – Dinner

8:30pm – Silent Auction ends

8:40pm – remainder of the program, including the rest of the award presentations

After an introduction by host John O’Hurley, the evening got underway with the presentation of the 2018 Pan Pacs team.  The staff and athletes walked in a number of unique ways, ranging from the men’s coaching staff dabbing to a few semi-nervous waves to bows…and some flossing.

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Jacki Swims
2 years ago

O’Hurley oh my. Not again please.

2 years ago

Can’t wait for Townley Haas

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