Olympian Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 21, 2021

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after becoming the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for the Olympics, recording a sizzling second-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 17-year-old came back from fifth place at the halfway mark to nearly catch defending Olympic gold medalist Lilly King, who posted the world’s fastest time of the year in 1:04.79.

Jacoby now has the world’s second-best time of 1:05.28. Jacoby, who was by far the youngest swimmer in the finals, improved on her own national age-group record by.43 of a second.

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.