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Forty-four athletes from 17 Clubs across WA attended the inaugural Coach and Athlete Development (CAD) Camp held recently in Geraldton (18-21 December).
With the expertise of Head Coach Andrew Walker (City of Perth), the athletes were in great hands. Lachlan Ranson (Floreat) and Alexis Grayson (Coogee Beach) assisted with coaching duties, while Alysse Priddis (City of Perth) took charge of the beach athletes to ensure that everyone was put through their paces during the camp.
Will Savage (Trigg Island) said that he thoroughly enjoyed the camp and took a lot out of it.
“The camp was challenging and the final day of competition was difficult, but rewarding,” he said.
“It was a great opportunity to learn from coaches who are well-known across the state.”
The four day camp comprise of three training sessions each day, based around a range of areas such as technique, endurance and speed.
The final day of the camp saw the athletes compete in an endurance Ironman, with some athletes continuing to race against the clock for up to two hours continuously.
Head Coach Andrew Walker said the athletes all showed promise and would be great potential representatives for the Western Suns team in the coming years.
SLSWA would like to thank all the coaches who volunteered their time to come along and mentor these athletes on the camp.
We would also like to thank the Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club and Champion Bay Surf Life Saving Club for their assistance in providing water safety, equipment and local knowledge during the camp.