Lake Forest native and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers is again racing against Ryan Lochte. But this time, the competition isn’t in the water.
The two swimmers have been pitted against each other in a poll on the USA Swimming Foundation’s website. Winners in various categories will be awarded 2013 Golden Goggle Awards.
Grevers and Lochte are the only two contestants in the contest’s Male Athlete of the Year and Male Race of the Year categories. The latter is based on the swimmers’ performances in the 2013 FINA World Championships. Lochte received the honor in both categories in 2011.
The Golden Goggle Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Nov. 24 in Los Angeles.