Jacoby Shatters 17-18 100 Breaststroke NAG Record with 1:05.28

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS


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. 

Splits Comparison

SPLITS LYDIA JACOBY, US OLYMPIC TRIALS – FINALS LYDIA JACOBY, U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS – SEMIFINALS
50m 30.94 31.5
100m 34.34 34.21
Final Time 1:05.28 1:05.71

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. 

World Rankings 

2020-2021 LCM Women 100 Breast

LillyUSA
King
06/14
1:04.72
2Tatjana
Schoenmaker
RSA1:04.8207/25
3Lydia
Jacoby
USA1:04.9507/27
4Annie
Lazor
USA1:05.3706/14
5Sophie
Hansson
SWE1:05.6607/25
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All-Time 100 Breaststroke Rankings

  1. Lilly King, USA (2017) – 1:04.13
  2. Ruta Meilutyte, LTU (2013) – 1:04.35
  3. Yulia Efimova, RUS (2017) – 1:04.36
  4. Jessica Hardy, USA (2005) – 1:04.45
  5. Rebecca Soni, USA (2009) – 1:04.84
  6. Katie Meili, USA (2017) – 1:05.03
  7. Leisel Jones, AUS (2006) – 1:05.09
  8. Lydia Jacoby, USA (2021) – 1:05.28
  9. Ji Liping, CHN (2009) / Katy Freeman, USA (2009) – 1:05.32

Jacoby’s Event Progression: 100m Breaststroke 

Date Time
6/15/21 1:05.28
6/14/21 1:05.71
4/8/2021 (finals) 1:06.38
4/8/2021 (prelims) 1:06.99
11/13/2020 1:07.57
8/6/2019 1:08.12
8/3/2019 1:09.62

With her tentative qualification to the Olympic Team, Jacoby also becomes the first Alaskan to represent the United States in the Olympics for swimming. 

 

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Bobo Gigi
1 year ago

Congrats to Lydia!
I was rooting for her to take the second spot.
She impressed a lot of people in Mission Viejo earlier in the season.
I like her style and her technique.
She’s the present and the future of US women’s breaststroke.

Lead by Example
1 year ago

Pull Lily King’s spot for unsportsmanlike conduct in the ready room. That woman is disgusting and her comments after the race. Bragging about bullying a 17 year old girl make me wonder what else she does to children….

SCCOACH
Reply to  Lead by Example
1 year ago

We need to open up an investigation. Has anyone contacted Safesport yet?

SwimFam
Reply to  Lead by Example
1 year ago

She just has no class. Her own insecurities must run deep to constantly treat others this way (especially a 17 y.o. girl who is now her Teammate).

Kate
Reply to  Lead by Example
1 year ago

My Safesport training as a coach in another sport included hazing and bullying.

Even if King didn’t actually harass a minor in the green room, it was mean spirited and tacky to try to joke about it in her post race comments. She should know better.

lightning
1 year ago

Annie Lazor might wish she had dual citizenship right now. (Except you can only declare to swim for one country in a calendar year by FINA rules, I think) That would suck to miss the chance to compete at the Olympics by getting third place at Trials while also being ranked third worldwide. Hoping she can make it in the 200.

Troyy
Reply to  lightning
1 year ago

Annie is welcome in Australia ! 😍

Coach Steve
1 year ago

I was incredibly impressed by Lilly King’s comment about ready room intimidation, and I will definitely be incorporating this into my kids’ training. I will be running drills to help improve the “I’m not touching you” technique as well as encourage them to avoid showering for the week before major meets to intimidate behind the blocks.

Bruh
Reply to  Coach Steve
1 year ago

Queen Lydia will prevail

Anonymous
1 year ago

Absolutely zero class from king. There’s a difference between trash talking a Russian who has been confirmed to dope and trying to get in the head of a 17 year old who potentially looks up to you and is now on the Olympic team with you. Doubt she does anymore when she acts like that towards her.

The Screaming Viking!
Reply to  Anonymous
1 year ago

King just opened a door she might regret later. Alaskan women can be the toughest and the craziest. I am surprised the ready room didn’t require a call to the police.

Bianca
1 year ago

Would love to know what Lilly said to Lydia in the ready room.

Gutted for Annie and hope she can recover for the 200. I think she could do something special in that event based on how she’s moved through her 3 100 swims.

MX4x50relay
1 year ago

This the first time that the third place finisher is also third in the world?

Coach
Reply to  MX4x50relay
1 year ago

Nope see men’s backstroke results from multiple trials

Smith-King-Huske-Manuel
1 year ago

Congratulations to Lydia Jacoby!

The youth on the women’s side is coming thru big time!

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