Gold medal swimmer gives clinic and shares advice in Sitka
February 9, 2022
Tokyo Summer Olympics swim team gold medalist Lydia Jacoby, a 17-year-old Seward High School senior, was in Sitka last month, sharing stories, offering advice - and talking about her goggles.
She also talked of criticism directed at her on social media and mental health.
"During the mixed-medley (relay) my goggles fell off my face and were in my mouth," she said. "I couldn't breathe for the whole race, and that's something that you think once you get to the Olympics you'll kind of be past that, but apparently not."
Despite struggling to breathe or see, Jacoby swam her second-fastest 100-met...