Laurie recently launched his podcast, ‘Stuff The Silver, We Are Going For Gold’, in which he recounts his time as an Olympic swimming coach; the ups & downs, the silver & gold.
In this episode, Laurie tells the story of Steve Holland; OAM, Commonwealth Games Champion & Olympic Medalist. With Laurie as his coach, 15-year-old Steve broke the world record for 800m and 1500m freestyle – both in the same race.
From a “shy, skinny, nervous kid” to world record holder and champion, this is Steve’s story as told by Laurie Lawrence.
Book reference: Lawrence of Australia, Chapter 18 “Stanley – Steve Holland”
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