Alabama Adds Distance Depth With Verbal From Lydia Jackson

The Crimson Tide women will be adding another new member to their roster next season, as Kentucky-based Lydia Jackson has given her verbal commitment to join Alabama next fall. Jackson’s club training base is with the Lakeside Seahawks Swim Team, and she’s currently a senior at South Oldham High School. Her primary events are the distance freestyles, but she could also play a role in the back or IM races in collegiate dual meets.

Last season, Jackson was a 2-time finalist at the Kentucky State Championships, were she won medals in both of her individual events. Her highest finish came in the 500 free, where she picked up a silver medal with her personal best 4:51.76. She also swam a best time in the 200 free, winning a bronze medal in 1:49.60.

Jackson’s Top Times:

  • 200 free- 1:49.60
  • 500 free- 4:51.76
  • 1650 free- 16:57.23
  • 100 back- 56.46
  • 200 back- 2:01.51
  • 200 IM- 2:05.82
  • 400 IM- 4:26.01

At Alabama, Jackson will likely be a key addition for the Crimson tide in the 1650 free. Their only swimmer in that race at last season’s SEC Championships was Paige Matherson. Matherson will still have a year of eligibility remaining when Jackson starts as a freshman, so she and Jackson will likely be training together at Bama.

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