Lydia Jacoby Nails 1:06.38 100 BR For #3 All-Time 17-18, #14 US All-Time Swim

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – MISSION VIEJO (#3)

Day 2 Finals Recap

After breaking 1:07 for the first time during last evening’s preliminaries, 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby of Alaska nailed a 1:06.38 to place second in the 100 breast PSS Mission Viejo final behind Olympic champion Lilly King (1:05.70). Jacoby’s time sliced 0.61s off her evening prelims swim and moved herself up to No. 5 all-time in 17-18 age group history.

Kasey Carlson‘s 2009 NAG record rests at 1:05.75, which is now just six-tenths off of Jacoby’s current mark. Jacoby is now faster than King’s age group best time of 1:06.43 from 2015. Jacoby also cracked the all-time top 15 U.S. performers list, ranking No. 14 all-time, passing Worlds medalist Bethany Galat (1:06.41).

Jacoby first made headlines at the 2020 U.S. Open, where she became the 2nd-fastest 15-16 performer all-time at 1:07.57, which placed second overall at the virtual championships. She is now one of four Americans to rank in the top 15 times in the world this season. King currently ranks first with her season best of 1:05.32, followed by Jacoby’s No. 2 US time of 1:06.38.

Placing third and fourth in the final this morning was Annie Lazor (1:06.86) and Molly Hannis (1:06.93), who now rank 11th and 14th in the world this season.

ALL TIME TOP U.S. PERFORMERS – WOMEN’S 100 BR LCM

  1. Lilly King — 1:04.13 (2017)
  2. Jessica Hardy — 1:04.45 (2009)
  3. Rebecca Soni — 1:04.84 (2009)
  4. Katie Meili — 1:05.03 (2017)
  5. Katy Freeman — 1:05.35 (2009)
  6. Kasey Carlson — 1:05.75 (2009)
  7. Molly Hannis — 1:05.78 (2018)
  8. Breeja Larson — 1:05.92 (2012)
  9. Annie Lazor — 1:06.02 (2019)
  10. Megan Jendrick — 1:06.22 (2009)
  11. Sarah Haase — 1:06.31 (2016)
  12. Tara Kirk/Micah Sumrall — 1:06.34 (2007/2018)
  13. (tie)
  14. Lydia Jacoby — 1:06.38 (2021)
  15. Bethany Galat — 1:06.41 (2018)

2020-2021 LCM Women 100 Breast

LillyUSA
King
03/27
1:05.32
2Tatjana
Schoenmaker
RSA1:05.7404/11
3Martina
Carraro
ITA1:05.8604/02
4Benedetta
Pilato
ITA1:06.0004/02
4Arianna
Castiglioni
ITA1:06.0004/02
6Evgenia
Chikunova
RUS1:06.0604/05
7Sophie
Hansson
SWE1:06.1704/11
8Yulia
Efimova
RUS1:06.2204/05
9Mona
McSharry
IRL1:06.2904/20
10Sarah
Vasey
GBR1:06.3704/18
11Lydia
Jacoby
USA1:06.3804/09
12Tang
Qianting
CHN1:06.3903/05
13Kanako
Watanabe
JPN1:06.5104/05
14Reona
Aoki
JPN1:06.5604/05
15Alina
Zmushka
BLR1:06.6204/23
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Originally reported by Karl Ortegon.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST – FINALS

  • Pro Swim Record: 1:05.32 Lilly King (2021)
  • Trials Wave II: 1:09.55
  • Trials Wave I: 1:10.99

Top 3

  1. Lilly King – 1:05.70
  2. Lydia Jacoby – 1:06.38
  3. Annie Lazor – 1:06.86

Lilly King was out in 30.97, a bit slower than her front-half in prelims. She finished hard, but was a few tenths off of her prelims time (and season-best) of 1:05.32, going 1:05.70.

Second went to 17-year-old Lydia Jacoby, who dropped another six-tenths off of her lifetime best from prelims, going 1:06.38. Jacoby now jumps King’s previous #3 time in the 17-18 historical rankings, and she’s knocking on the door of the top two performers in history, who went their times before 2010.

WOMEN’S LCM 100 BREAST, ALL- TIME 17-18 PERFORMERS

  1. Kasey Carlson – 1:05.75 (2009)
  2. Jessica Hardy – 1:06.20 (2005)
  3. Lydia Jacoby – 1:06.38 (2021)
  4. Lilly King – 1:06.43 (2015)
  5. Kaitlyn Dobler – 1:06.97 (2019)

Annie Lazor of Mission Viejo Nadadores and Molly Hannis of Tennessee Aquatics both dropped from prelims to go under 1:07, with Lazor in third at 1:06.86 and Hannis in fourth at 1:06.93.

San Diego State star Klara Thormalm was 1:09.17 to take the B-final.

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Seward Tsunami Swim Club
28 days ago

FIRE🔥

Mean Dean
28 days ago

Soooo not jumping to conclusions… but she’s for sure a threat to make the Olympic squad right?

Pvdh
Reply to  Mean Dean
28 days ago

If you’re going 1:06 low in April, yes you are a threat

ALEXANDER POP-OFF
28 days ago

Wow! Never heard of her before but fascinated with her flat, Liesel-Jonesian power breaststroke. Come on, Alaska!

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