Adrian Nominated for Three "Golden Goggle" Awards

Bremerton native Nathan Adrian has been nominated for three "Golden Goggle" awards. The online voting is available at Online voting begins October 8 and will continue through November 9. A percentage of the fan vote will count towards the final ballot.

The top swimmers in the U.S. will reconvene in Times Square this November 19th for the 2012 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis. A total of 10 Golden Goggle awards will be presented this year, including the Impact Award and Athlete Humanitarian Award, the latter which is given out once every four years. Previous recipients of the Athlete Humanitarian Award include Gary Hall, Jr. in 2004 and Cullen Jones in 2008.

This year’s event, hosted by Bob Costas of NBC Sports, will mix swim stars with celebrities, business leaders, and other entertainment icons. Costas has been the prime-time host of a record ten Olympics and is one of the most recognizable faces in sports. He was also recently selected for the Walter Cronkite Award for distinction in journalism

Male Performance of the Year
100m Free – Nathan Adrian – Olympics

100m Back – Matt Grevers – Olympics
200m Back – Tyler Clary – Olympics
200m IM – Michael Phelps – Olympics
400m IM – Ryan Lochte – Olympics

Male Athlete of the Year
Nathan Adrian

Matt Grevers
Ryan Lochte
Michael Phelps

Relay Performance of the Year
Women’s 4 x 200 Free Relay – Olympics
Men’s 4 x 200 Free Relay – Olympics
Women’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay – Olympics
Men’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay – Olympics


Team USA released three more videos on Nathan Adrian and his visit home to Bremerton after winning two gold medals and a silver at the 2012 Olympics in London.

The first video is entitled Nathan Adrian Qualified — Hometown Hero. The video showcases the City of Bremerton honoring Nathan, including his street naming ceremony in August.

The second video, Nathan Adrian Qualified — Champion’s Return, the Adrian’s reflect on Nathan growing up in Bremerton.

The third is a look back at how the Bremerton native achieved the ultimate dream of any swimmer with interviews by his family, coach, teammates.

Here’s the link for that video.