Sam has had a stellar year; racing in the IAAF World Challenge event (winning Silver in the 100m) and Junior Nationals as highlights earlier in the year; and starting this season well with strong performances at the State All-Schools Championship (to qualify for this week) and Sandringham Gift. Sam also participated in a similar camp at the AIS in May, also for four days.
At the AIS this week, Sam will be treated to a full variety of activities focused on his development: on-track coaching sessions with AIS coaches and his personal coach, three-time Paralympian Richard Colman; biomechanical analysis; nutrition and sport psychology consultation, physical screening and injury prevention planning; and recovery techniques such as ice baths and massage.
WestVic very proudly supports Sam through weekly strength and conditioning work in the UniSports gym, and access to mentoring and personal development across a range of topics. WestVic works closely with Sam's coach, Rio (and three-time) Paralympian Richard Colman to give Sam the best support possible.
WestVic Academy of Sport currently supports 130 athletes across 22 sports; with 52 of those athletes having achieved national-level or better competition and training opportunities in the past year. Athletes across all of the 22 sports WestVic is connected with and supporting are represented in those 52 athletes; all of whom access services such as: specialist coaching; weekly strength and conditioning; sport science opportunities; sport psychology, nutrition and other personal development; plus athlete mentoring.
For further information, please contact Academy Executive Officer Rob Ward on 0417 044 419, or visit the WestVic Academy of Sport website at www.westvicsport.org.au.