Salo, Soni Nominated For Golden Goggles

Oct. 17, 2009

USC head swimming coach Dave Salo is up for U.S. Swim Coach of the Year while 2009 graduate and NCAA champion/Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni is up for Female Athlete of the Year, USA Swimming Announced on Friday (Oct. 16).

Known as the Golden Goggles and sponsored by the USA Swimming Foundation, the event celebrates annually the accomplishments of American swimmers and coaches.

This year's event will take place on Nov. 22 at the Beverly Hilton.

Salo, who had a host of swimmers win medals at the 2009 World Championships, is among five coaches nominated for Coach of the Year while Soni, a 2008 Golden Goggle recipient, is among three women nominated in her category. Soni was a 2009 World Champion in the 100m breast and won silver in the 50m breast.

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