Posts Tagged: Swimming

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 »

Frisk, Rohde among NSIC athletes to earn revered academic nod

January 27, 2021

Anchorage’s Kamryn Frisk and Aleah Rohde don’t go to the same college, but they both compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and both were recognized as winners of the 12th annual NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award. Frisk is a senior softball player at the University of Minnesota Crookston and Rohde is a… Read more »

20 for 2020: These Alaska athletes brought their best this year

December 29, 2020

With 2020 in our rearview, let’s look back on the top 20 Alaska athletes from this year. Here is the list for our 20 for 2020. They represent the best of the best from The Last Frontier. History makers, record setters, world champions and more. From the ski trails to the track and the hardwood… Read more »

Sorensen jumps into deep end, signs with NCAA D1 Long Island

December 9, 2020

When Long Island University decided to create a men’s swim team, the coaches put out a nationwide search for people interested in helping the program get off the ground. Kenai High senior Sorin Sorensen eagerly answered the call, hoping the NCAA Division I Sharks would give him a chance to compete at the highest level…. Read more »

Seward swimmer Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

November 23, 2020

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named our Alaska Athlete of the Week after an eye-popping performance at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships. Jacoby turned in a blistering time of 1:07.57 in the 100-meter breaststroke, which now ranks her No. 2 all-time among American girls 15-16 years old, only .52 seconds behind Megan Jendrick’s national record of 1:07.05 set… Read more »

Jacoby posts USA’s 2nd-fastest 100 breaststroke time for her age

November 14, 2020

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby made a huge splash at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships in San Antonio, Texas, where she popped a blistering time of 1:07.57 in the 100-meter breaststroke. Jacoby now ranks No. 2 all-time among American girls 15-16 years old, only .52 seconds behind Megan Jendrick’s national record of 1:07.05 set in 2000. The… Read more »

Return to pool gives Congdon sense of normalcy amidst COVID

October 29, 2020

Anchorage’s Bret Congdon this weekend will return to the pool with the University of Colorado Mesa women’s swim team for the first time since March, when COVID shut down the sports world. The last seven months have felt like a roller coaster ride due to the pandemic, but she has done her best to manage… Read more »

Seward multi-sport star Spanos to swim for Southwest Oregon

May 13, 2020

Connor Spanos excelled in multiple sports during his years at Seward High School.  He was captain of the Seahawks swim team and basketball team his senior year and would have been the captain of the track squad if the season hadn’t been canceled due to theCOVID-19 virus. Connor has been to State for swimming three… Read more »

Freestyle standout Tatakis to swim for Southwestern Oregon

May 11, 2020

Jesse Tatakis wrapped up a stellar swimming career at Dimond High School by earning State Runner-up in both 200 and 100 Freestyle.  The Lynx swimmer qualified for State all four years and was Region IV Champion in the 100 Free his senior year, 200 Free his junior year.  He was one of the team captains… Read more »