Evelyn de Lacy

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Evelyn de Lacy
Personal information
Full name Evelyn Rose de Lacy
National team  Australia
Born (1917-11-21)21 November 1917
Maylands, Western Australia
Died 27 June 2004(2004-06-27) (aged 86)
Sydney, New South Wales
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

Evelyn Rose de Lacy (21 November 1917 – 27 June 2004) was an Australian freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

As a 16-year-old on 18 December 1933 she set a Western Australian state record in the 100-yard freestyle race at Crawley Baths.[1]

In 1936 she was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100 metre freestyle event. In the 400-metre freestyle, she was eliminated in the first round.

At the 1938 Empire Games she won the gold medal in the 110-yard freestyle contest. She was also a member of the Australian relay team which won the silver medal in the 4×110-yard freestyle event and the bronze medal in the 3×110-yard medley competition.


  1. ^ "16-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S RECORD.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane: National Library of Australia). 20 December 1933. p. 7. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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