Sam, who broke the world record for 100m butterfly at the age of 16, spoke to the future CFA leaders about his inspiring journey to his first gold medal and his experiences as a two-time Paralympian.
The cruise brought together CFA members travelling from Gippsland and across the region – most participants had never met before.
Regional Manager Volunteer Sustainability Louise Haughton said the trip was designed to break down barriers and open up new networks.
“The CFA Next Generation is all about supporting young people to develop and share in CFA,” Louise said.
“The network not only encourages young members to get involved, it allows older members who support the development of the next generation of CFA members to get involved too.
“By continuing to offer events, as well as our Next Generation CFA Facebook Group, we’re providing opportunities for our young members to share, learn and grow.”