Katie Ledecky Nominated for 'Golden Goggle' Awards

Vote for Bethesda's own gold medalist in USA Swimming's version of the Academy Awards.

Bethesda's own gold medalist Katie Ledecky has been nominated in the "Golden Goggle" awards.

Organized by the USA Swimming Foundation, the Golden Goggles—swimming's answer to the Academy Awards—honor the top performances in American swimming.

At 15, Ledecky took gold during London's Summer Olympics in the women's 800m freestyle. Ledecky, who was the youngest member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, is a sophomore at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.

Ledecky joins nominees including Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, who will also vie for the coveted Golden Goggles. She's nominated for women's "Race of the Year" and "Breakout Performer of the Year."

Fans can support Ledecky by voting online. Five percent of the final poll will be determined by the online ballot, combined with the votes of the Golden Goggle voting panel.

The star-studded awards ceremony is planned for Sunday, Nov. 19, in New York City.


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