Olympian Jacob Pebley opens up about swimming career, future


U.S. Olympian Jacob Pebley chatted with Digital Journal about his accomplished career in swimming, and he opened up about his future plans, and the digital transformation of aquatics.

Pebley came in fifth place at the men’s 200 meter backstroke at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “That was crazy,” Pebley admitted. “It was a dream come true to make the team, and to perform at that high level was pretty awesome.”

Each day, Pebley is motivated by his love for competing. “Even in practice, I love competing. Whether I win or lose, I am just glad I had the opportunity to at least go for it. Obviously, I hate losing, but I am not afraid to fail, so that’s the best part about my swimming. I will go after anyone, whether it is a guaranteed win or not,” he said.

On his plans for the future, Pebley said, “To continue swimming. I am training for Tokyo 2020. That’s the long term goal. At the moment, I am training for the Pan Pacific Championships this summer. The nationals are end of July. Also, I just got married, and my wife is in medical school.”

Digital Journal

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