Lydia Jacoby

Lydia Jacoby is still money in Monaco.

The world-class breaststroke swimmer from Seward struck gold in the European city for the third time as part of the Mare Nostrum Tour, just days after winning two gold medals in Spain.

In Monaco, the 19-year-old claimed the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:05.99. In Barcelona, she went 1:05.84 in her specialty event for the sixth-fastest time of her career.

She won the 200 breaststroke with a lifetime best 2:24.03, the 11th-fastest in the world this season.

Her time of 1:05.84 in the 100 ranks No. 3 in the world this season and was the sixth-fastest time in her career. It also puts her within reach of the times she posted at the Tokyo Olympics, where she went 1:05.52 in the prelims and 1:04.95 in the finals.

Jacoby has won 11 internationals medals:

Mare Nostrum 5-0-0
World Cup 0-3-1
Olympics 1-1-0
Worlds 0-1-0
Totals 6-4-1

Last month, Jacoby knocked off world record holder Lilly King in the 100 at a Pro Series meet in Westmont, Illinois. The Alaskan showcased her trademark kick as she rallied in the back half of the race to touch the wall in 1:06.09.

In February, she won the Big 12 Conference title in the 100-yard breast and broke her own American 17-18 age-group record for the third time this season.

In March, she won an NCAA championship in the 100 and earned All-American honors the 400 medley relay.

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