Lydia Jacoby is a competitive swimmer from the United States who specializes in breaststroke and solo medley events. She is well-known for the efforts she put in from a young age to achieve her goals. She just made history and became a national celebrity after winning a gold medal in the 100m Breaststroke race at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Lydia has achieved a total net worth of 600,000 dollars during her professional swimming career, which she attributes solely to her commitment and passion for the sport. However, as a result of her Olympic triumph, she is certain to get major financial aid from her country, as well as a number of national honors.
Lydia Alice Jacoby was born on February 29, 2004, in Anchorage, Alaska, and raised in Seward, Alaska. She began her career at the age of six when she joined the Seward Tsunami Swim Club, a local swimming club. Jacoby set her first Alaska state swimming record when she was 12 years old. Jacoby attended Seward High School in Seward, where she was a member of the swim team and set state records in the 100-yard breaststroke in both 2018 and 2019. She elected to be home-schooled rather than compete on the school swim team due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Jacoby plans to return to Seward High School in the fall of 2021 for her senior year.
Jacoby was a member of the Snow River String Band for six years, a bluegrass band that performed multiple times at the Anchorage Folk Festival. Aside from swimming, she can also play guitar and piano, as well as bass and sing. She was also a high school newspaper columnist and has appeared in several Port City Players productions. Lydia enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin with the intention of competing in swimming competitions. She was interested in majoring in fashion design when she first joined.
|Real Name||Lydia Alice Jacoby|
|Birth Date||February 29, 2004|
|Age (as of 2022)||17 Years|
|Birth Place||Anchorage, Alaska, USA|
Lydia Jacoby is neither engaged nor in a relationship as of right now. Furthermore, there are no reports of her name being associated with anyone in the past. She is entirely engaged and focused on her athletic career.
Jacoby’s career began at a young age. Jacoby qualified for the 2020 Olympics in the 100-meter breaststroke at the age of 14. Jacoby set the Alaska state record in the girl’s 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.61. She became a US citizen later that year and competed in the Speedo Junior National Championships. Jacoby spoke to the Anchorage Daily News about the COVID-19 outbreak after the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed in March 2020. Katie Jacoby has been named to the United States Olympic swimming team for the 2020 Games.
In the Open National Championships in San Antonio, Texas, she accomplished a personal best in the 100-meter breaststroke. NBC Sports covered Jacoby’s swim, highlighting it as a swim meet highlight building up to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials in June 2021. Her time of 1:07.57 was the second-fastest in history for a 15-16-year-old female from the United States. Jacoby was one of two Alaskans to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials. She was the sole female qualifier in the state, with Eagle River’s John Heaphy being the lone male qualifier. Jacoby swam in seven individual events at the 2021 Alaska Senior Championship, with a long course 100-meter backstroke time of 1:16.28.
Each event’s top two finishers qualify for the USA Olympic Team. Alaskan swimmer Jacoby has been dubbed a “Dark Horse Threat” in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke race at the 2018 US Olympic Trials due to her stroke’s resemblance to Leisel Jones’. On the same day, NBC Sports showed a preview of the USA Olympic Trials swimming events, which included swims by American women from 2016 to the date of publishing, June 10, 2021. Jacoby is the second Alaskan to compete in an Olympic trial swimming competition and make it to the semifinals or finals. So far in the 2021 event, her swim has positioned her as the world’s fourth-fastest swimmer.
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 54 kg – in Pounds – 119 lbs|
|Waist Size||26 Inches|
|Hips Size||36 Inches|
|Shoe Size||7 (U.S.)|
Lydia Jacoby is active on Instagram, where she has 20.7K followers and 561 followers, and she has produced a total of 64 posts. Aside from her achievements, she had mostly spoken about her day-to-day experiences.