Alumni Spotlight: Chasing Gold

Lucy Dring (2020)

Lucy has continued her swimming journey beyond the Grammar gates, since graduating in 2020, Lucy began her studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast and enrolled in a Bachelor of Paramedicine. She has been fortunate to travel across Australia and internationally to Japan for various swimming championships.

Lucy’s priority is her swimming career as she currently swims 20-25 hours a week which includes nine 2 hour pool sessions, four gym sessions, one Pilates class and two cardio sessions while also working at a local café.  However, I have been working at a local café for the last 7 years too.  

At the recent National Swimming Championships on the Gold Coast, Lucy swam some exceptional times and looked forward to the World Championship Trails in Melbourne.

“One of my favourite swimming memories would have to be making two A finals at the 2021 Australian Olympic Trials in the 400m individual medley and the 200 butterfly. Another great experience was winning the World 50m freestyle kick challenge in 2021,” said Lucy.

Lucy feels fortunate to be able to continue her training at Grammar under the guidance of Luke Stafford, who motivates her to training hard and work towards her success.

“One of my favourite memories at Grammar would have to be the Timor Trip in 2019. It was such a rewarding experience.”