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London Summer-Game Medalists Reunite for 2012 Golden Goggle Awards

London Summer-Game Medalists Reunite for 2012 Golden Goggle Awards

Pre-Ceremony Event: US Medalists Meet Fans at Marriott Marquis Times Square

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2012 -

  WHAT:              Marriott International, in
                    partnership with USA Swimming,
                    will hold an autograph session
                    and photo opportunity with
                    members of America’s Swim Team
                    to gear up for the 2012 Annual
                    Golden Goggle Awards.

  WHO:              Athletes: Gold Medalists Matt
                    Grevers, Dana Vollmer, Peter
                    Vanderkaay, Nick Thoman and
                    Tyler McGill

  WHEN:            Monday, November 19
                  11:00 am—Event start
                    11:30 am -1:30pm—athlete
                    appearances—Tyler McGill,
                    Dana Vollmer & Matt Grevers
                    1:15 pm -1:30pm—Photo
                    opportunity with all athletes
                    1:30 pm -3:30pm—athlete
                    appearances—Peter Vanderkaay
                    & Nick Thoman
                  4:00 pm—Event close

  WHERE:            Outside of the New York Marriott
                    Marquis, Times Square Pedestrian
The top swimmers in the U.S. will reconvene in Times Square on November 19 for the 2012 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards. 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.

Marriott International is the official hotel sponsor of USA Swimming, the national governing body of swimming in the United States. As part of the sponsorship, Marriott provides USA Swimming’s 300,000 members with special member benefits, and is the preferred hotel brand for all USA Swimming events.

As a part of Marriott’s partnership, a percentage of every hotel stay booked through the member travel portal will benefit the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative. Each year, Marriott will match those dollars to provide free or low cost swimming lessons.

Proceeds from the Golden Goggle Awards will benefit the USA Swimming Foundation, whose mission is to save lives and build champions—in the pool and in life. In addition to its Make a Splash initiative, a national, child-focused water safety campaign that stresses the importance of learning to swim, the USA Swimming Foundation supports the U.S. National Team and its development efforts aim to establish an endowment to strengthen the future of USA Swimming’s programs and services.

About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 300,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit

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Posted on Nov 19, 2012 - 12:58 PM • Print