Jacoby at TYR Pro Swim Series

Seward High School Rising Senior Lydia Jacoby at the TYR Pro Swim Series in April. Now an Olympic gold holder.

Lydia Jacoby has now added a women’s 4x100m medley relay silver medal to her 100m breaststroke Olympic gold. The US relay team came in only .13 seconds behind the Olympic record-setting Australia time of 3:51.60. The US 3:51.73 time also beat the previous record of 3:52.02, set in 2012 by the U.S. team.

19-year-old Regan Smith swam backstroke in the first leg of the race, with Jacoby swimming a 1:05.03 for the second leg, just .06 short of her mixed medley Friday time of 1:05.09, which she managed to clock after her goggles slipped from her eyes and covered her mouth for the entirety of that race.

18-year-old Torri Huske swam the butterfly leg, maintaining the American lead established by Smith and Jacoby. 24-year-old Abbey Weitzeil swam the freestyle anchor leg and kept the US in first until after the turn, when Australia’s Cate Campbell out-swam her by .38 seconds.