Seward plans parade to honor hometown gold medalist swimmer


August 12, 2021

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskan swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games, will get a parade in her honor.

Festivities are planned Thursday in her hometown of Seward.

The 17-year-old and her parents will drive in a parade through Seward beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. Alaska's News Source reports they will then get on a boat that takes tourists on whale watching and other sighting seeing tours to address the crowd that will gather in front of the Fishermen's Memorial.

Jacoby, who will be a senior at Seward High School this year, scored a major upset at the Olym...

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