Posts Tagged: Swimming

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 »

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… 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 »

Heaphy finishes 27th out of 49 swimmers at Olympic Trials

June 13, 2021

Eagle River’s John Heaphy beat out 22 swimmers in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke to place 27th out of 49 finishers at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. The 20-year-old touched the wall in 1 minute, 1.92 seconds and was sixth in his prelims heat. Heaphy just wrapped up his freshman season at Arizona State University… Read more »

Jacoby is unanimous pick for girls Pride of Alaska Youth Award

May 4, 2021

The only unanimous winner among the seven Directors’ Awards handed out this year, Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby has made everyone a believer. Jacoby lapped the field in winning the girls Pride of Alaska Youth Award after all eight Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors picked her No. 1 among the three finalists. It’s… Read more »

Bailey, Jacoby, ‘Uhila named finalists for girls Pride of Alaska

April 28, 2021

A state champion runner from Fairbanks, a state champion and MVP basketball player from Anchorage and an Olympic hopeful swimmer from Seward were picked by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2021 girls Pride of Alaska Youth Award. The competition among high school girls for the award was… Read more »

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… Read more »

Jacoby makes statement with historic 100 breaststroke swim

April 10, 2021

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby turned heads after turning in a historic time in the 100-meter breaststroke at a major meet in Mission Viejo, California. 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… Read more »