Lydia Jacoby on Being an Olympic Contender as a High Schooler

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Lydia Jacoby, the 17-year-old who made headlines at the Pro Swim in Mission Viejo by becoming the #3 all-time US 17-18 in the 100 breast (1:06.38). We discussed her ascension to becoming an Olympic contender, something she’s certainly thought of but isn’t putting pressure on herself about. Jacoby also discusses life as a swimmer (and human) in Seward, Alaska where she lives and how that has helped build her championship mindset.


Music: Otis McDonald


Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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13 days ago

Well is she a 16 year old or is she number 3 of all time in 17 18 which one is it??

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13 days ago


tea rex
Reply to  idk
13 days ago

That’s why it made headlines – proving a quantum physics theorem.

Reply to  idk
13 days ago

Someone else can confirm:

DOB 01 Jan 2004

13 days ago

She may have an edge on lazor, she has more speed.

Reply to  Hswimmer
13 days ago

Lazor is laser focussed on the 200

Reply to  Meeeeee
13 days ago

She outsplit king and lazor second 50 of 100.

13 days ago

I heard she was lily kings biggest fan!

Ally A
Reply to  Bruh
13 days ago

I heard she looks up to Jessica Hardy more. Even wears her goggles!

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