Coverage of Alaska's Olympic gold medalist swimmer.
It’s a small-pond town where a big fish like Jacoby is recognized by locals and tourists alike.
The 17-year-old gold medalist rode through the streets of her hometown to celebrate her success at the Tokyo games.
“Being a swim mom, you’re a mom to a whole family of swimmers.”
The 17-year-old added a silver in the women’s medley relay on Saturday to go with the gold she won in the 100-meter breaststroke on Monday.
Jacoby, 17, was a member of the American 400-meter medley relay team that finished second to Australia by .13 of a second.
Jacoby swam the breaststroke for the U.S. mixed medley relay team, which placed fifth Friday night.
Hundreds of residents watching a live feed inside the Alaska Railroad terminal cheered as the 17-year-old won the 100 meter-breaststroke.
Seventeen-year-old Lydia Jacoby of Seward became an Olympic champion in dramatic fashion Monday to become the first American woman to win a gold medal in swimming at the Summer Olympics.
The 17-year-old from Seward, the first Alaskan to swim in the Olympics, won a gold medal in dramatic form.
The 17-year-old, Alaska’s first Olympic swimmer, won the women’s 100-meter breaststroke Monday in Tokyo.
The Alaska swimmer won a gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke on Monday.
Jacoby won her semifinal heat Sunday in Tokyo to advance to the finals of the women’s 100-meter breaststroke on Monday.
Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby’s first race is early Sunday morning, and Eagle River rugby player Alev Kelter has her first match on Wednesday, July 28.
The Seward 17-year-old is heading to Tokyo as Alaska’s first Olympic swimmer — and a serious medal contender.
Seventeen-year-old Jacoby swam the second-fastest 100-meter breaststroke in the world this season to qualify for Team USA.
Jacoby came from behind to claim second place and an Olympic berth in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Olympic Trials.
The top two swimmers in Tuesday’s finals will earn spots on the Olympic team.