Lucy Hope Swimmer

  • DOB

    30 Jan 1997
  • Coach

    Bradley Hay/Steven Tigg
  • Club

    University of Stirling
  • Main event

    Sprint Freestyle
  • Best result

    European Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 7
    • 1
    • 5
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Lucy Hope is a five-time European champion - including a four-gold haul in 2021 - and made her Olympic debut in the pool at Tokyo 2020.

Lucy was kept busy at the 2022 British Swimming Championships, competing in a total of three events. With a bronze medal won in the 100m Freestyle at the event, she will be hoping that the World Championships and Commonwealth Games this summer bring more success.

At last year’s Tokyo Olympics, Lucy swam both the heats and the final of the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, with the team finishing in a solid sixth place in what was a stacked field, with the team setting a new British Record in the process. 

Hope - who is coached by Bradley Hay and Steven Tigg at the University of Stirling, following a move from her previous Edinburgh University training base - sealed a quartet of European relay titles at the Duna Arena, a clean sweep of her involvements across the Women's and Mixed 4x100m and 4x200m Freestyle Relay events to show her value to the Olympic team. 

That followed on from a trio of third-placed finishes in the individual 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle events at the British Swimming Selection Trials.

Hope had become a European champion for the first time back in 2018 at Glasgow's Tollcross International Swimming Centre as part of the victorious Women's 4x200m Freestyle team. The 4x100m Freestyle outfit were a single place off the podium. 

Lucy reached the final of the 50m Backstroke for Team Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and finished eighth overall. She also played her part in the 4x200m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley relays that finished fifth and fourth respectively.

Her performances on the Gold Coast were preceded by three podium finishes at the British Championships in Edinburgh, where she won gold in both the 50m Freestyle and Backstroke events, plus a silver in the 100m Freestyle.

In 2017, she travelled to Taipei to represent Great Britain at the World University Games and narrowly missed out on medals in the 4x100m and 4x200m Freestyle team events. This was off the back of two trips to the British Championship podium in Sheffield, where she collected bronze in both the Backstroke and Freestyle 50m events.

The LEN European Championships 2016 in London was Hope's first call-up to a senior British Swimming team and provided an invaluable learning experience.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Freestyle 2021 25.13
100m Freestyle 2021 53.89
200m Freestyle 2021 1:57.65
50m Backstroke 2017 28.18
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 3:33.96 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Freestyle 2017 24.77
100m Freestyle 53.39 2017
50m Backstroke 2017 27.07
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Tokyo 3:33.96 5th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Budapest 3:35.43 5th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Budapest 7:59.87 9th
Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2022 - Budapest 3:26.10 4th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Freestyle 2021 - Budapest 54.33 10th
200m Freestyle 2021 - Budapest 1:59.67 10th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 3:34.17 Gold
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 7:53.15 Gold
Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 3:27.37 Gold
Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 7:34.64 Gold
50m Freestyle 2018 - Glasgow 26.22 38th
50m Backstroke 2018 - Glasgow 28.61 20th
200m Freestyle 2018 - Glasgow 2:01.54 26th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Glasgow 3:37.26 4th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Glasgow 7:51.65 Gold
50m Freestyle 2016 - London 26.18 34th
100m Freestyle 2016 - London 56.40 48th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2016 - London 3:43.67 9th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 25.87 9th
100m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 55.43 10th
200m Freestyle 2018 - Gold Coast 1:59.58 8th
50m Backstroke 2018 - Gold Coast 28.54 8th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 8:01.55 4th
4x100m Medley Relay 2018 - Gold Coast 4:05.17 5th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Glasgow 3:44.56 5th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2014 - Glasgow 7:59.06 5th
4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Glasgow 4:05.59 4th
British Swimming Selection Trials
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2021 - London 25.13 Bronze
100m Freestyle 2021 - London 54.19 Bronze
200m Freestyle 2021 - London 1:57.65 Bronze
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 25.61 5th
100m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 55.14 Bronze
200m Freestyle 2022 - Sheffield 1:59.70 9th
100m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 55.44 4th
200m Freestyle 2019 - Glasgow 2:00.79 6th
50m Freestyle 2018 - Edinburgh 25.69 Gold
100m Freestyle 2018 - Edinburgh 55.95 Silver
200m Freestyle 2018 - Edinburgh 1:59.00 9th
50m Backstroke 2018 - Edinburgh 28.18 Gold
50m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 25.42 Bronze
100m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 55.20 5th
200m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 1:59.71 4th
50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 26.19 13th
100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 56.23 10th
200m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 2:01.27 10th
50m Freestyle 2015 - London 26.64 19th
100m Backstroke 2015 - London 1:04.69 28th
200m Backstroke 2015 - London 2:16.86 13th
100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 58.29 33rd
200m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 2:04.14 29th
100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 1:03.62 16th
200m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 2:17.25 12th