Sam Short


Club: Maroochydore SLSC / Albany Creek Swim Club

Coach: Danny Short (Surf Coach) / Richard Sleight (Swimming)

Favourite Event: 400m Freestyle and Surf Race

Personal Best Results: Australian Champion – Boys 13 years 400m and 800m freestyle – 2017 Australian Age Swimming Championships

Major Achievements:

  • Gold medal and Australian Champion – 400m and 800m freestyle – 2017 Australian Age Swimming Championships
  • Silver Medal – U14 Surf Race, U15 Cameron Relay and bronze medal in U15 Board Rescue – 2017 Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships
  • 2017 Queensland Surf Team and Sunshine Coast Surf Team representative
  • 3 Gold Medals – 2017 Queensland Surf Lifesaving Championships
  • 2016 Brisbane and Queensland Open Water Champion – Boys 13 years 5km
  • 2016 Queensland Record (short course) – 400m and 800m freestyle and 2017 Brisbane Record (long course) – Boys 13 years 1500m freestyle

Short Term Goal:

  • win the 400m and 1500m freestyle at 2018 Australian Age Swimming Championships
  • win U15 surf race at 2018 Australian Youth Surf Life Saving Championships

Long Term Goal:

Longer term I am not in a hurry. I would like to continue to improve and enjoy all the water sports that I am involved with. Ultimately, to win medals in the open Australian Swimming Championships and make some rep team would be awesome. Winning an Australian u19 or open surf race would also be awesome as would winning the surf teams and Taplin relay with Maroochydore.


Weekly Training Program: This season I will be doing 7-8 swim sessions per week plus a surf session on weekends; 2 gym sessions per week

Favourite Engine Product (and why) – the Engine Hoodie is my fav because it looks sic

Favourite Food: spaghetti bolognaise

Favourite thing to do outside of your sport: My passions outside of swimming and surf lifesaving is really to relax quite a bit. I love surfing, movies and rugby league (Go the Eels!!). I enjoy hanging out at the Maroochydore surf club with my mates and going to the bakery.

I also love social media when chillin and youtube for old footage of great swimmers and surfers.

Best Advise you have received: “Get in front early and swim away”

Mentors: my Dad

Favourite Quote: “Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners”

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