Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Oct. 27, 2018, at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races to victory in the girls 100-yard breaststroke final Oct. 27, 2018, at the Northern Lights Conference championship swim meet at Homer High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Jacoby dazzles at star-studded swim meet

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby dazzled in the pool at the Counsilman Classic meet in Indianapolis, Indiana, finishing fifth June 15 in a loaded women’s field in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The incoming sophomore at Seward won the same event at the Alaska state high school championships last fall with a new state record, but lowered her own personal mark in the breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 10.11 seconds, finishing less than three seconds behind Counsilman race winner Lilly King, who also holds the current world record in the event. Jacoby’s new PR in the breaststroke is only six seconds behind King’s world record mark of 1:04.13.

Jacoby is slated to compete in the 100 breaststroke at the 2020 Olympic trials in June of next year in Omaha, Nebraska.

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