Lydia Jacoby Moves to #2 in 15-16s with 1:07.57 100 Breast in San Antonio

2020 U.S. Open Swimming Championships

Session Three – Friday, November 13

16-year-old Lydia Jacoby popped a blistering 1:07.57 in the 100 meter breaststroke on Friday night in San Antonio to move up four spots on the all-time list for 15-16 girls. She is now just .52 away from Megan Jendrick‘s National Age Group Record.

Jacoby, who swims for Seward Tsunami Swim Club in Seward, Alaska, not far from Anchorage. A member of the USA Swimming National Junior Team member, Jacoby won the 100 breast at 2019 Speedo Junior Nationals with 1:08.12 which tied her for 6th place on the all-time list for 15-16 girls. On Friday night, she dropped another .55 to land in the number 2 slot.

In San Antonio, she was out 7/10 faster than she had been in Palo Alto in 2019. She came home .16 slower.

Palo Alto 8/2019 San Antonio 11/2020
1st 50 31.96 31.25
2nd 50 36.16 36.32
100 Breast 1:08.12 1:07.57

Since the spring of 2019, Jacoby has shaved 2.65 seconds off her 100 breast time:

  • 11/13/2020 – 1:07.57 (16)
  • 8/6/2019 – 1:08.12 (15)
  • 1/17/2020 – 1:08.66 (15)
  • 8/3/2019 – 1:08.81 (15)
  • 8/3/2019 – 1:09.62 (15)
  • 1/17/2020 – 1:10.02 (15)
  • 8/6/2019 – 1:10.03 (15)
  • 1/26/2020 – 1:10.07 (15)
  • 6/15/2019 – 1:10.11 (15)
  • 6/15/2019 – 1:10.21 (15)

Jacoby is now the #2 15-16 girl and the 34th American performer of all time in the 100m breast. The age group list includes:

Rank Time Athlete LSC Team Meet Date Location
1 1:07.05 Megan Jendrick (Quann) PN PAC 2000 Olympic Games 9/15/2000 Sydney
2 1:07.57 Lydia Jacoby AK STSC 2020 Toyota San Antonio 11/12/2020 San Antonio
3 1:07.63 Zoe Bartel PC FAST 2017 World JR Champs 8/25/2017 Indianapolis,IN
4 1:07.91 Rachel Leidel ST TXLA 1997 US Sr Cir 7/9/1997
5 1:07.92 Allie Raab PC NAC 2016 Jr Pan Pacific Champs 8/24/2016 Kihei
6 1:07.99 Emily Weiss IN CARD 2017 Summer Nationals 6/29/2017 Indianapolis
7 1:08.12 Ellie Andrews OH DCST 2019 Summer Nationals 8/2/2019 Stanford
8 1:08.17 Anita Richesson (Nall) AZ UN 12/31/1991
9 1:08.29 Kasey Carlson PC TERA 2008 Summer Junior Nats 8/3/2008 Minneapolis
10 1:08.65 Zoie Hartman GA CROW 2017 Summer Junior Nats 8/7/2017 East Meadow

 

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Amy S
8 months ago

Congratulations, it was nice to meet your parents today!

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