Seward sophomore Lydia Jacoby was named to the 2019-20 U.S. Junior National swim team in an announcement this week by USA Swimming. Jacoby was one of four women selected to represent the U.S. for the women’s 100-yard breaststroke, her specialty.
Jacoby is the reigning Alaska state champion in the girls 200-yard IM and 100 breaststroke, the latter of which she set a state high school record in. Jacoby also qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 breaststroke last December at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in North Carolina.
Jacoby then won the breaststroke at the Speedo Junior National Championships at Stanford Aug. 6, racing to a sizzling time of 1 minute, 8.12 seconds.