Laurie Lawrence began his swimming journey during his childhood, when he was diagnosed with bronchiectasis at eight years old. His health condition resulted in the removal of his left lung. After his surgery at the Brisbane hospital, his parents learned that swimming would improve his health. Lawrence’s father up his […]
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Children who have reached the age of two should participate voluntarily in breath control activities. Breath control is a crucial first step to teaching your children how to swim. At this point, the child is able to follow instructions and therefore, encouraged to put their faces in the water. The […]
Teaching backstroke requires gradual skill development. As each skill is mastered, the next skill is introduced, which maintains the building block approach. In 1904, Walter Brack from Germany won the first recorded Olympic 100 backstroke in 1 minute 16.8 seconds. In fact, Germany were first, second and third with Geog […]
From 5 July 2021, all adults in an organisational setting are obliged to comply with the new Queensland Child Protection Law Reform. Therefore, this falls under the Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020. In addition, it is critical for Swim Schools to be aware of the new criminal laws and […]
Who will ever forget that passionate explosion of emotion from Laurie Lawrence. Duncan Armstrong arrived at Seoul for the 1988 Olympics, ranked 46th in the world, and beat three world record holders to take gold in the 400 meters freestyle final. “What do you think we came here for … […]
There are many factors our online training platform, the Child Safe Training Hub, that your Swim School can benefit from. Child Safeguard is an award-winning firm that assists organisations in preventing and protecting children from harm. In Addition, it advises businesses on legal, training, and auditing issues to help them […]