The Special Meaning Behind Swimmer Lydia Jacoby’s Gold-Medal Winning Goggles

The pink goggles Team USA’s Lydia Jacoby wore during her Olympic gold medal-winning race in the 100-meter breaststroke this week have a special story attached to them.

They are the same goggles the 17-year-old has been using since she was 12 years old.

Jacoby is the first Olympic swimmer ever from Alaska, which only has one 50-meter pool in the entire state.

She says young kids dreaming of the Olympics should listen up. “Me coming from a small club, in a state with such a small population, really shows everyone that you
can do it no matter where you’re from.”

What’s something you’ve hung onto from your childhood that you will never throw away?

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