Watch as USA Swimming‘s National Team alumni and current swimmers come together for a social at the Golden Goggles this weekend.
Alumni who speak in the video include huge names such as Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, Kristy Kowal, Gary Hall Jr., and Garrett Weber-Gale. (And you can catch glimpses of big-shots like Rowdy Gaines, Kaitlin Sandeno, Cody Miller, and SwimSwam’s own Mel Stewart.)
“It revitalizes me hearing people’s stories about swimming,” says Weber-Gale in the clip. “It brings back so many memories of when I was a kid watching particular races. Some of the people in the room were my role models when I was a kid getting into swimming and wanting to be an Olympian, so it’s really a pleasure to be around them, to see heroes from when I was a kid. Really the goal is to give back to the younger community so they can follow their dreams.”
You can see the full list of 2017 Golden Goggles winners here, and the red carpet recap here. You can also see our recap of the SwimSquads Fantasy Draft for this year’s Pro Swim Series here.