Lydia Jacoby is the Olympic gold medalist who hails from Alaska, United States. She secured the top spot by beating South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker and fellow US team-mate Lilly King.
Learn more about Lydia Jacoby’s parents, religion, net worth, and boyfriend in this article.
How Old Is She?
Age 17 as of July 2021, Lydia Jacoby was born on a Leap Day, Feb. 29, 2004. So, she has officially had only four birthdays. She is a Pisces by zodiac sign.
Lydia Jacoby Parents
Lydia Jacoby was born to her father Richard Jacoby and her mother Leslie Jacoby in her hometown of Seward, Alaska.
Rich is a maritime instructor at the Alaska Vocational Technical Center and also leads an expedition to Antarctica. He ran sightseeing boats around Seward for several years.
Leslie served as an educational coordinator for the Marine Science program at Kenai Fjords Tours. She ran tour boats before Lydia was born.
Both of Lydia’s parents worked as licensed boat captains in Seward.
During the time of COVID-19 lockdown, her parents did everything in their power to make sure that she had no trouble in training. Her father built her a makeshift weight rack in the garage to continue her weight lifting training as all pools were closed during the pandemic. Whereas, her mother also helped with commuting to the pool and rented an apartment for swim practices during the pandemic.
Does Lydia Jacoby Have Siblings?
As of 2021, there is no information on her siblings.
Lydia Jacoby Religion
Lydia Jacoby was believed to be Jewish. However, she never addressed her religion publicly. Since her last name ‘Jacoby’ is of Jewish origin, viewers believe she was a Jew.
Her Instagram, TikTok
Lydia’s Instagram (@lydiaalicee_), contains 27.1k followers where she made a total of 64 posts. The account has been verified. However, she couldn’t be discovered on TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.
Lydia Jacoby Height And Weight
According to Anchorage Daily News, Lydia Jacoby, whose mother is 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.72 meters) and father is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters), stands tall to the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 meters). She weighed about 57 kilograms (125 lbs).
About Lydia Jacoby College
Lydia Jacoby attended Seward High School (Class of 2022). She committed to the University of Texas and shared her plan about swimming for the college but she was yet to graduate high school in late July 2021.
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Lydia Jacoby Net Worth
Lydia Jacoby’s total net worth is under $100 thousand but she will attract endorsements from several brands because of her Olympic win.
Richard, her father, shared that he and his family lived in a harbor town and Alaska is a water state and they were boat people. He and his wife, Leslie were trying to make sure their daughter was comfortable in the water, knew how to swim.
During the high school year, a freshman for the Seward Seahawks in Alaska high school, Lydia kept the state record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.11. Later, she lowered the record to 1:00.61 in her sophomore year.
Hence, Lydia learned swimming from an early age. But, no one predicted that with the same skills, she would make it to the Olympics and even secured a gold medal in 100 meters breaststroke.
Lydia trained with the Northern Lights Swim Club through the summer of 2020 and beyond. It was the first time she trained year-round — the Seward Tsunami Swim Club is a six-month program.
In three years period, Lydia broke more than six seconds of her time in the 100-meter breaststroke. At the age of 14, she attended the 2018 meeting in California. She swam 1:11.05 to win a USA Swimming Futures age-group title. Lydia was dubbed Olympic dark horse in April 2021, when she did 1:06:38 time at a meet in California. The time was second to the world record holder Lilly King.
In the U.S. Olympic Trials of June 2021, Lydia swam 1:05.28. And Monday in the Olympic finals, she swam 1:04.95 in the 100-meter breaststroke beating all of her records.
During the pandemic, Lydia swam more than she ever did even the pools were closed down for months in her hometown.
Besides swimming, Lydia is also a musician as she plays upright bass, piano, guitar, and is also a singer. She also performed at Alaska folk festivals and was also a member of the Snow River String Band.
It’s that Lydia is the first Olympic swimmer and only the 10th Summer Olympian to be born in Alaska. In the Olympics, she finished ahead of South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker and Lilly King. After her win, Lydia shared: “I wasn’t really expecting a gold medal, so when I looked up and saw the scoreboard, it was insane.”
Lydia’s winning time was 1 minute 4.95 seconds.
Does Lydia Jacoby Have A Boyfriend?
There is no information on Lydia Jacoby’s dating life. After her Olympic win, she becomes a national celebrity. So, it was natural for her fans to be interested in her dating life and the lucky guy who has her heart.
But, Lydia shared almost no information on her love life and her socials hold nothing that hinted at her dating life. So, we believe she was single in 2021.
Last modified: September 27, 2021