Seward swimmer Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

April 19, 2021

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after turning in a historic time in the 100-meter breaststroke.

The 17-year-old placed second in a field featuring professional swimmers, finishing behind only world-record holder Lilly King of Indiana.

Jacoby clocked a time of 1:06.38 to lower her personal best by 1.17 seconds and now ranks second in the country this year.

She is looking to become the first Alaskan to swim in the Olympics and has already qualified for the Olympic Trials.  Her time ranks No. 5 all-time in 17-to-18 age group history.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.

View past winners here.