Golden Goggles Analysis: Breakout Performer of the Year

Jimmy Feigen

As the Golden Goggle Awards approach, we’re going to take a periodic look at the various honours up for grabs at the annual USA Swimming gala event. To start things off, a look at the nominees for Breakout Performer of the Year, which rewards the athlete who emerged in the biggest way over the past year. The candidates: Jimmy Feigen, Chase Kalisz, Simone Manuel and Michael McBroom

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As the Golden Goggle Awards approach, we’re going to take a periodic look at the various honours up for grabs at the annual USA Swimming gala event. To start things off, a look at the nominees for Breakout Performer of the Year, which rewards the athlete who emerged in the biggest way over the past year. The candidates: Jimmy Feigen, Chase Kalisz, Simone Manuel and Michael McBroom

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Lane Four

For me it is Feigen. Although both he and Kalisz won solo silvers, the men’s 100 free was absolutely STACKED from top to bottom and to come through and win silver against the studs was incredible. All of this AFTER he fell to his nerves in the 4X100. He had something to prove to HIMSELF and he did. Congratulations!

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