Lucy Derbyshire




Northcliffe SLSC


2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Lucy Derbyshire
Competitive club: Northcliffe SLSC
Original Club: Glenelg SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: Round 6, 20th
Best series finish: 2020/21 Nutri-Grain Iron Series, 20th
Aussie title(s): 2021 - U19 Female Swim Teams


As the winner of the inaugural Nutri-Grain Next Gen Series, Lucy Derbyshire was the first athlete to enter the 2021/22 Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series. Still only 18 years old, Derbyshire hails from Glenelg in South Australia and moved to the Gold Coast 3 years ago for a change of lifestyle and to follow her dreams of one day becoming a professional IronWoman. Already placing second in the U19 Ironwoman at Aussies 2021, she is ready to fire against the the country’s toughest athletes.  Outside of training and competing, you’ll find her surfing, snorkelling, or traveling.

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

I started surf lifesaving with Glenelg SLSC in SA when I was 9. I really loved the ocean and swimming so thought I would give surf lifesaving a go. I made lots of friends at my club through juniors and have great memories of nippers and carnivals.

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

Courtney Hancock has always been someone I have looked up to, growing up in South Australia, she is the one all of us young girls idolised. She’s hardworking, an icon of our sport, and one of the best female athletes ever in surf life saving,  having spent half her life competing at the top level.

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

Go hard or go home.

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

No matter who you are or where you are, with a dream and some hard work, anything is possible.

What do you think about during a race?

I try not to overthink things; I try focus on my race plan and remember that I have done all the hard work leading into the race.

Lucy, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

High: Definitely winning the Nutri-Grain Next Gen Series and earning my spot in the 2021/22 IronWoman Series.

Low: When I first moved to the Gold Coast, I struggled to find my feet and keep up with the new training.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

I like to watch an inspirational movie before race day (any of the Rocky’s or Creed movies especially).

What is your go-to meal before a carnival?