Lydia Alice Jacoby specializing in breaststroke and individual medley events in swimming. She won the gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke and the silver medal in the 4×100 meter medley relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Lydia Jacoby was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in Seward, Alaska She started swimming when she was 6 years old with her local swim team, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club By the time Jacoby was 12 years old, she had broken her first Alaska state record in swimming
In addition to bass and singing, Jacoby can play guitar and piano. She has also served on her high school paper as a columnist and appeared in Port City Players productions more than once.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jacoby was out of the pool for two months and found other forms of staying active including skiing and running with ice cleats. Jacoby and her father made a makeshift weight rack in the garage during the pandemic so she could continue lifting weights as well.
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