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Swimming - 09. October 2007.

Carson Daly to Host The USA Swimming Foundation’s Golden Goggle Awards

Fourth-Annual Swimming Awards Gala to be held November 18th at the Beverly Hilton

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The star-studded gala will feature top American swimming stars including Olympians Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin and Ryan Lochte, in addition to a multitude of celebrities, including actors and actresses, U.S. Olympic heroes, and business leaders.

Daly, who in addition to his NBC talk show has hosted a number of primetime specials as well as "NBC's New Years Eve With Carson Daly" since 2004, will host the Golden Goggle Awards for the first time. The former early evening voice of KROQ-FM in Los Angeles rose to fame as host and executive producer of MTV's "Total Request Live" where he helped to transform the afternoon music video program into a cultural phenomenon. Since leaving MTV, Daly has hosted his NBC talk show beginning in January 2002.

Natalie Coughlin/photo US Swimming

The Golden Goggle Awards is the signature event of the USA Swimming Foundation. The event will double as a fundraising dinner and awards show celebrating the swimming accomplishments of 2007, a year in which USA Swimming had one of its most successful international seasons to date. Nominees for the 2007 Golden Goggle Awards will be announced on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007. For the first time, fans can help determine the winners through an on-line voting feature.

The awards gala benefits The USA Swimming Foundation, which raises funds to help provide educational and safety training information for young athletes, coaches and parents. This summer saw the launch of Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation. Make a Splash works by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives, particularly in underprivileged communities. For more information on Make a Splash please visit www.makeasplash.org.

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