James Lacy






2019/2020 SERIES




Name: James Lacy (Lace)
Competitive club: Mermaid Beach SLSC
Original Club: Mermaid Beach SLSC
Best round of 2019/20: Coolangatta Gold Round 1, 3rd
Best series finish: 3rd Place, 2017/18 Nutri-Grain Iron Series
Aussie Titles Results: 2016 Board Relay - 1st


James Lacy has been competing in surf sports for over a decade. A Gold Coast local, Lacy has been a member of Mermaid Beach SLSC since he was ten years old. He became a Nutri-Grain IronMan in 2014, and earned an overall 3rd place in the 2017/18 Iron Series. Away from the surf, Lacy is studying for a master’s degree in Actuarial Science and enjoys watching the Australian cricket team.

James, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

I started at age 10 to get fit and more confident in the ocean. Joined Mermaid Beach SLSC to be with my friends from Surfers Paradise Rugby club.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

I enjoyed watching the Ecksteins compete for their professionalism and commitment to the sport.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

Focus on what you can control, not the result.

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Stay consistent with your training and don’t let setbacks deter you from your ultimate goal.

What do you think about during a race?

Whatever is happening in front of me and making sure I put myself in the best position to do well.

James, what has been a high and low in your IronMan journey?

High: Competing for a potential series win in the last round of the 2017/18 season.

Low: Having never competed for Australia.

What was your favourite subject in school?


What is your go-to meal before a carnival?

Eggs on toast.