Evelyn De Lacy
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Evelyn De Lacy

Evelyn de Lacy
Evelyn de Lacy 1934.jpg
De Lacy in 1934
Personal information
Full nameEvelyn Rose de Lacy
National team Australia
Born(1917-11-21)21 November 1917
Maylands, Western Australia
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubBronte Amateur Swimming Club

Evelyn Rose de Lacy (21 November 1917 - 27 June 2004), also known by her married name Evelyn Whillier, was an Australian freestyle swimmer. 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] She later competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics and was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100-metre freestyle event. In the 400-metre freestyle, she was eliminated in the first round.[2] 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 teams that won the silver medal in the 4×110-yard freestyle event and the bronze medal in the 3×110-yard medley competition.

References

  1. ^ "16-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S RECORD". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 20 December 1933. p. 7. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Evelyn de Lacy. sports-reference.com



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