2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
- Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021
- Prelims: 10am CDT | Finals: 7pm CDT
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Day 3 Prelims Live Stream (NBC Olympics)
- Psych Sheets
- Wave II Live Results
Lydia Jacoby has done it again.
After breaking the NAG record in the 17-18 100 meter breaststroke during last night’s semi-final, the 17-year-old out of Seward Tsunami in Alaska was back at it again during tonight’s finals.
Jacoby took out the race quickly, splitting 30.94 at the 50 meter mark. However, the difference came on the back half of the race, where Jacoby nearly ran down world record holder Lilly King with a split of 34.34. Touching the wall second, Jacoby posted a time of 1:05.28, shattering her personal best, while possibly qualifying for her first Olympic Team.
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Jacoby’s time now ranks her as the second-fastest performer in the world this season, only behind King. This also gives the United States the 3-fastest times in the world this season, as Annie Lazor is currently ranked 3rd, though she will not swim the event in Tokyo. With her performance, Jacoby is also now the 8th-fastest performer of all-time.
All-Time 100 Breaststroke Rankings
- Lilly King, USA (2017) – 1:04.13
- Ruta Meilutyte, LTU (2013) – 1:04.35
- Yulia Efimova, RUS (2017) – 1:04.36
- Jessica Hardy, USA (2005) – 1:04.45
- Rebecca Soni, USA (2009) – 1:04.84
- Katie Meili, USA (2017) – 1:05.03
- Leisel Jones, AUS (2006) – 1:05.09
- Lydia Jacoby, USA (2021) – 1:05.28
- Ji Liping, CHN (2009) / Katy Freeman, USA (2009) – 1:05.32
Jacoby’s Event Progression: 100m Breaststroke
With her tentative qualification to the Olympic Team, Jacoby also becomes the first Alaskan to represent the United States in the Olympics for swimming.