Jacob Juico
Jacob Juico
Height: 6'1'
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
High School: Laguna Creek High School
Major: Psychology
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Swam for Laguna Creek High School and Elk Grove Aquatics Club; DART Swimming. Sac Joaquin Section qualifier all four years of high school (2016-2019), finalist qualifier in the varsity 100 yard freestyle and Sac Joaquin Section B final winner in the 200 yard freestyle, League champion in the 100 yard freestyle and 100 yard breaststroke senior year.
3rd place finisher in the 200 yard breaststroke at the 2019 Short Course Far Western Championships.
2017 Arena Western Zone Senior Championships qualifier.
Academically finished in the Top 10 in the graduating class and named an Outstanding Scholar and Recipient of the Academic Achievement Award, the Elizabeth Pinkerton Family and History Happened Here scholarship.
PERSONAL:  Parents are Suzette and Nick; has younger brother Joshua.
Picked UCSC because "it is close to my family, it is is located in a beautiful area close to the beach and it also has a great nature feeling to it. UCSC has a great atmosphere that I want to be a part of since the people there are so friendly and kind. I also wanted the opportunity to continue being coached by Coach Matt because I have faith that, under him, I can reach my full potential in swimming."
His mom is the most influential person in his life because she "has always stood by my side in my tough journey through both swim and school. She has always supported me through the ups and downs of my swimming journey and has inspired me to always persevere and keep believing in myself no matter how hard the journey gets. She has instilled in me a strong faith in God and has taught me to always believe in God's plan, which is what has ultimately helped me to strive to do my best each time I train and race."
Hobbies outside the pool include watching movies and television , playing on the beach, going to church, listening to music, taking naps, hanging out with mom and exercising with family.