Name: Lydia Jacoby
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Breaststroke
DOB: 2/29/2004
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska
Hometown: Seward, Alaska
High School: Seward High School (Seward, Alaska)
College: University of Texas at Austin ‘26
Team/Club: Seward Tsunami Swim Club/NLSC
Coach(es): Meghan O’Leary/Matt Hershock
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020); two-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (100-meter breaststroke), silver (4x100-meter medley relay), 5th (mixed 4x100-meter medley relay)
Personal: Born and raised in Alaska...Burst onto the international competitive swimming scene in 2020 and 2021 with personal best times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events that put her in the rankings with former Olympic gold medalists and world record holders in the events...First swimmer from Alaska to qualify for an Olympic Game...Second Alaska-born athlete to qualify to compete at a Summer Olympic Games in any sport.