USA Swimming Foundation Opens Bidding, Golden Goggles Silent Auction

by SwimSwam 1

November 16th, 2016 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Featuring a number of one-of-a-kind items and unique experiences, the 2016 USA Swimming Foundation Golden Goggles Silent Auction is now live online and open for bidding.

All funds raised from the Golden Goggles Silent Auction help to underwrite the USA Swimming Foundation’s programs including their award winning learn-to-swim initiative, Make a Splash. They also go to provide direct support to the U.S. National Swim Team and its development efforts aimed to strengthen the future of USA Swimming’s programs and services. Since 2004, the Golden Goggle Awards have provided over $2.3 million dollars in funding to the USA Swimming Foundation.

The 2016 Golden Goggle Awards & Silent Auction will take place on Nov. 21 in the heart of Times Square at the New York Marriott Marquis with NBC television sportscaster Dan Hicks as the Emcee for the evening’s festivities. Swimming fans unable to attend the Golden Goggle Awards can still support the USA Swimming Foundation online now.

The Golden Goggles Silent Auction only happens once a year and the Olympic sports memorabilia, athlete experiences, travel and lifestyle packages have been raising funds for the Foundation’s mission to save lives and build champions since 2012,” said Debbie Hesse, Executive Director of the USA Swimming Foundation. “The event is an opportunity to acquire some amazing once-in-a-lifetime items, as we celebrate our amazing U.S. Olympic Swim Team!”

Among the unique items included in the silent auction are:

  • 2016 Rio Olympic Games Flip Flop Autographed by all the 2016 Olympic Swim Team members
  • INDY 500 VIP Experience
  • Experience a week in Cozumel, Mexico in oceanfront elegance
  • Go Backstage at the Broadway Show, Wicked, in the Ultimate “Ozian” Experience
  • A limited edition lithograph signed by members of the Doors
  • Safari Adventure in Kenya
  • Muhammad Ali Autographed Boxing Glove
  • Men’s Team USA Autographed Basketball and Picture
  • BMW Racing Experience

Nearly 80 unique items will be available for bidding online and in-person at the 2016 Golden Goggle Awards. The bidding will close Monday, Nov. 21 at 8:30pm EST/5:30 pm PT.

About the USA Swimming Foundation

The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions— in the pool and in life. Whether we’re equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through our Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country. To learn more, visit

News courtesy of USA Swimming Foundation.



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