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Lydia Jacoby

Lydia Jacoby is a content marketer who lives in the Twin Cities. She’s a recent transplant from New Orleans, and she’s excited to call Minnesota home.


2 2018–2019: State titles and making the U.S. Junior National Team

Jacoby was the sole female recipient in Alaska in 2018 of the "Outstanding Competitor" award in swimming and diving from the Alaska School Activities Association and First National Bank Alaska. The award is presented annually to two selected athletes, one female and one male, who compete at the Alaska State Swim and Dive Championship


That the teen then went on to clinch the gold ahead of the world record holder and reigning Olympic champion Lilly King, and the Olympic record holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa in her first ever international swimming meet, was something no one predicted.

(Source: olympics.com

Lydia Jacoby took home the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke in a surprise win against teammate, returning champion and world-record holder Lilly King. (Source: www.southcarolinapublicradio.org)“You can say I beat Lilly but at the same time I wouldn’t be here without her, so I think that’s a win for both us and for Team USA.” (Source:olympics.com))

Lydia Jacoby took home the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke in a surprise win against teammate, returning champion and world-record holder Lilly King. (Source: www.southcarolinapublicradio.org U.S. gold medalist Lydia Jacoby (left) is congratulated by bronze medalist and compatriot Lilly King after winning the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke. (Source:www.southcarolinapublicradio.org))


Jacoby first qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in late 2018 when she was 14 years old. This first qualification was in the 100-meter breaststroke. She swam her qualifying time at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals swim meet in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The same day, NBC Sports previewed the women's swimming events for the USA Olympic Trials, highlighting swims by USA women from 2016 to the article's publishing date on June 10, 2021. Ordering best times swum during the 2021 year pre-Olympic Trials, Jacoby was NBC Sports's 2nd place designee for the women's 100-meter breaststroke event at the Olympic Trials. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Following the first two World Cup stops, in mid-October, she was announced as a nominee for three Golden Goggle Awards, presented annually by the USA Swimming Foundation, in individual categories including "Breakout Performer of the Year", "Female Race of the Year", and "Female Athlete of the Year". (Source:en.wikipedia.org))


Lydia Alice Jacoby (born February 29, 2004) is an American competitive swimmer specializing in breaststroke and individual medley events. She won the gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke and the silver medal in the 4x100 meter medley relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (Source: en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org))

Jacoby had a breakthrough in the short course 100 meter breaststroke race also at the World Cup stop in Berlin, swimming a time of 1:05.20, winning the bronze medal in the event, and ranking her as the 13th fastest female swimmer in the race in 2021 up to then. (Source:

Her gold-medal-winning performance in the 100 meter breaststroke earned her the nomination for the "Female Race of the Year" for triumphing as a 17-year-old in a field of competitors composed of primarily of well-established senior swimmers including the current world record-holder and 2016 Olympic Games gold medalist in the event. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)



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