A number of athletes qualified new jumps on the water, which are ready to be performed on snow.
All of the USA based athletes attended water ramp competitions over the summer period. Samantha Wells and David Morris went to the World Masters in Mettmenstetten, Switzerland, finishing third and ninth respectively. They continued to Quebec, Canada, and were joined by Danielle Scott, Laura Peel and Renee McElduff at Lac Beauport. Results in the women’s event were Scott third, Peel fifth, Wells eighth, McElduff ninth and David Morris fifth in the men’s event.
Reigning Olympic Champion, Lydia Lassila was based at the water jump in Mettmenstetten, Switzerland, for the northern hemisphere summer where she trained under the guidance of Swiss Head Coach, Michel Roth. Lydia had a productive camp and was able to progress to her full degree of difficulty.
An AIS/VIS Aerial Skiing water ramp/strength and conditioning camp is scheduled for October in Melbourne. Focus will be on basic singles, bungee and trampoline training which will take place at the Lilydale water jump facility. Danielle Scott, Renee McElduff, Laura Peel and Samantha Wells will attend this camp.