Whether she’s wearing a mountain bike helmet or surf life saving cap, Hill shines

Lucy Hill has so much athletic talent, it’s spilling from one sport to the next.

The 18-year-old is excelling at both mountain biking and surf life saving, with her strong performances on the sand and in the water recently recognised.

The South West Academy of Sport athlete scooped the Busselton Surf Life Saving Club’s 2020/2021 awards, building on the prizes she picked up in previous years.

At a presentation night last month, the 18-year-old was named both open athlete and junior coach of the year, going home with impressive titles to her name.

She also took out discipline champion awards in ironman, boards, ski and 2 kilometre beach run categories.

But despite the long-list of awards, giving back has its own rewards for the leisure centre trainee who claimed medals at the 2021 State country surf life saving championships.

Taking time twice a week to help the local Woodside Nippers to be the very best they can be is important to Hill.

“I’ve always just liked helping out other people,” Hill said.

“And I’ve always had such great coaches growing up that whenever someone else needs some help with some knowledge or they want to get better, I always love to help them out – help them achieve what they want to get.”

As well as making a splash at surf life saving, Hill has continued to impress in her dominant sport of mountain biking, in both cross country and enduro disciplines.

She has achieved podium finishes in this year’s XCO state championships and continues to race in the WA gravity enduro series, competing in the elite category for the first time this season.

Hill has also been putting herself to the test in events that are outside her comfort zone, such as the Seven gravel race.