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Lydia Alice Jacoby is an American competitive swimmer specializing in breaststroke and individual medley events, she was born on 29 February 2004. She won the gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke on July 27, 2021 at the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics. Today we will discuss about Lydia Jacoby: Win| Parents| Religion| Coach.

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Born and raised in Alaska, she burst onto the international competitive swimming scene in 2020 and 2021 with personal best times in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke events that put her in the rankings with former Olympic gold medalists and world record holders in the events. She was the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for an Olympic Games, qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympics in the 100 meter breaststroke when she was 17 years old.

Lydia Jacoby
Personal information
Full name Lydia Alice Jacoby
National team  United States
Born February 29, 2004 (age 17)
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke, individual medley
Club Seward Tsunami Swim Club
College team University of Texas at Austin
Medal record
Women’s swimming
United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo              100 m breaststroke


Alaskan teen Lydia Jacoby pulled off a shocking upset in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, becoming the first American woman to win gold in swimming in these Olympics. She beat U.S. teammate Lilly King, who was chasing her second consecutive Olympic gold in the 100 breaststroke.

Jacoby, 17, won in 1:04.95 followed by Tatjana Schoenmaker from South Africa, who was .27 of a second back. King took bronze, the third Olympic medal of her career, finishing .59 of a second behind Jacoby.


She is the first Olympic swimmer and only the 10th Summer Olympian to be born in Alaska. She broke numerous high school state records, and her parents, Richard and Leslie Jacoby, told USA TODAY this week that their daughter took to the water “right off the bat.”


Lydia Jacoby is not Jewish. It seems like Jacoby follows Christianity as some sources have claimed that her religion is Christianity.

However, Lydia hasn’t opened up about her religious view.


Lydia Jacoby

Ray Looze is the coach of Lydia, he says that “The greater the stakes, the more the pressure, the happier she is,”. But Jacoby, the daughter of boat captains who take tourists on whale watching tours, has her own impervious nature (perhaps oblivious is more accurate). Stage fright doesn’t seem to exist for her.