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America’s Emerging Swimming Athlete Jack Alexy Breaks Out at Golden Goggle Awards

Published 11/19/2023, 11:32 PM EST

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The Golden Goggle Awards honors the year’s best American swimmers. This year, the awards placed added emphasis on the performances at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships. The US team finished with 38 medals, far ahead of the rest of their competition. That tally includes seven gold, 20 silver, and 11 bronze medals. Jack Alexy and Ryan Murphy accounted for 10 of those.

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Jack Alexy made waves in his international debut. He and Murphy were the most decorated American male swimmers at the meet. Alexy secured gold in the 4X100m medley relay and bronze in the 4X100m free relay. To that, he added silver medals in the 50m, 100m free, and the mixed 4X100m medley relay. His performances secured him three nominations in individual categories.

Jack Alexy nominated for three individual honors at the Golden Goggle Awards


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Jack Alexy was nominated for the Male Race of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, and the Breakout Performer. Before the awards show broke for dinner, he was awarded the Breakout Performer of the Year. He beat out Thomas Heilman, Dare Rose, and Katie Grimes to that honor.

As for the Male Race of the Year, that award went to Bobby Finke for his performance in the 1500m free. Jack Alexy’s performance in the 100m free saw him nominated for the same. Finke also saw off competition from Ryan Murphy, whose performance in the 100m backstroke saw him nominated, to claim that award. Alexy might yet add to his award before the night is through.


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Three done, six more categories to go, at the Golden Goggle Awards

The Female Race of the Year award went to Katie Grimes. That left six more awards to be handed out to swimmers before calling it a night. They are Coach of the Year, Relay Performance of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year, Perseverance Award, and the Fran Crippen Open Water Swimmer of the Year.

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Jack Alexy was part of the 4X100m medley relay team that set a competition record this year in Fukuoka. He played a pivotal role in that strong finish. There is a strong possibility he will walk away from the show with more than one award. It remains to be seen if he can take this form into the next year. He will head to the Paris Olympics as part of Team USA following his impressive showing in Fukuoka. One must wait to see if that translates to success on the Olympic stage.

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Written by:

Anirudh Haridas


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I am Anirudh Haridas and I am a US Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. As a stalwart ice hockey fan, I delved into the US Sports arena, driven by the phenomenal pace of the sport. From creating insights on various Olympic avenues like surfing and swimming to covering stories around equestrian and rodeo sports, I bring versatility to my writing.
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Purva Jain