Jacob started swimming for the Upper County Dolphins when he was 7 and graduated from Gaithersburg High School in 2013. While at GHS, Jacob was a varsity swimmer for 4 years and was the team captain during his junior and senior years. In addition to swimming for GHS, Jacob swam for RMSC. Prior to graduation, Jacob coached for Montgomery Stroke & Turn clinic. Jacob currently attends West Virginia University as a Child Development and Family Studies major and is on the WVU Club Swim Team.