Australia has a rich history in swimming. Swimming is Australia’s most outstanding Olympic sport, with 58 swimming gold medals out of our 135 gold medal count. For example, Australia was first represented at the Paris Olympics in 1900 by Frederic Lane who won two individual gold medals. Women’s events were added during the 1912 Olympic Games. There, Fanny Durack and Whilhelmina ‘Mina’ Wylie represented Australia and won gold and silver in the 100m freestyle.
Laurie Lawrence made it onto the ASCTA coaches honour list in 1982 for his success as a swimming coach. His coaching achievements boast 10 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze medals. These are from swimmers he has directly assisted with a combined 23 world record holders.
Laurie’s learn to swim philosophies are the product of more than 50 years of successful swim techniques and coaching achievements. As a result, the Australian Olympic Committee make Laurie an integral part of the Australian team at all Olympic Games between 1996 and 2012. Therefore, the culmination of decades of experience in the swimming industry has lead Laurie to create World Wide Swim School.
Swimming Australia Ltd is the peak body for competitive swimming. They are responsible for accrediting coaches and assist more than 900 swimming clubs throughout the country. Visit their website for fantastic information on swimming history and information on the Australian swimming team.
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