Posts Tagged: Seward High

Jacoby nets Alaska Athlete of Week honors after setting national records

October 10, 2021

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after setting back-back-back national junior records at the FINA World Cup swim meet in Berlin. The 17-year-old Olympic champion placed second in Sunday’s 50-meter breaststroke with a personal-best time of 30.04, with sets a new record for Americans 18 or younger. The previous day Jacoby turned… Read more »

Jacoby wins bronze medal in specialty event at FINA World Cup

October 2, 2021

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby won another medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, this time claiming bronze at the FINA World Cup in Germany. The 17-year-old reigning Olympic gold medalist again showed moxie, traveling across the globe to deliver another strong swim in international waters. Jacoby clocked a time of 1:05.20 in her specialty event to finish a… Read more »

Jacoby wins silver, third Alaskan w/ 2 Summer Olympic medals

July 31, 2021

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby picked up her second Olympic medal of these Tokyo Games, winning a silver medal in a relay to go with the individual gold she claimed earlier this week. Team USA turned to Jacoby for the women’s 4×100-meter medley relay, picking the 17-year-old Alaskan over a world-record holder for the finals in… Read more »

Jacoby shocks world champion at Olympics, wins gold medal

July 26, 2021

Lydia Jacoby lit up Seward all the way from Tokyo. The 17-year-old swimmer created massive electricity in her hometown after coming-from-behind to win the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Summer Olympics in Japan. Dozens of Seward residents gathered for a viewing party that looked like the Beatles came to town, with… Read more »

Jacoby wins semifinal heat, will go for Olympic gold Monday

July 25, 2021

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby won her semifinal heat to advance to the finals of the 100-meter breaststroke at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The 17-year-old comes into the finals with the second-best qualifying time of 1:05.52, just better than world-record holder Lilly King in 1:05.55. Yes, Jacoby is a legit medal contender on the biggest… Read more »

Jacoby becomes first Alaskan to make U.S. Olympic swim team

June 15, 2021

You can now call Seward’s Lydia Jacoby an Olympian. The 17-year-old became the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for the Summer Olympics after she recorded a sizzling second-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Jacoby came back from fifth place at the halfway mark to nearly catch… Read more »