Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby earns 2nd silver in as many days at national championships

For the second straight day, Seward’s Lydia Jacoby found the podium Friday at the 2023 USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Jacoby finished the 100-meter breaststroke final with a time of 1 minute, 5.16 seconds to earn a silver medal, a day after finishing second in the 50-meter breaststroke.

[Seward’s Lydia Jacoby finishes 2nd in 50-meter breaststroke at national championships]

Once again, Jacoby finished behind Lilly King, who is the world-record holder in the event. King swam a 1:04.75 to edge past Jacoby, who was swimming for the Seward Tsunami Swim Club.

Jacoby, 19, is the defending Olympic champion in the event and won the 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA championships as a freshman at the University of Texas earlier this year.