From the 2009 Daily News of Open Water Swimming archives:

The Golden Goggles is USA Swimming‘s showcase black-tie event. This year, America’s greatest swimming stars and Hollywood celebrities will celebrate the swims and athletes at the Beverly Hilton on November 22nd.

Fran Crippen‘s exciting 10 km bronze medalist effort at the 2009 FINA World Championships, was nominated for the Perseverance Award of the Year (see account of the race below).

You can vote here for Fran or his fellow nominees Ariana Kukors, Dana Vollmer and Amanda Weir.


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