Professional Development for Schools

We understand you want to ensure you are delivering high-quality lessons to your student by well-trained school and swim teachers. This should be carried out by using industry-lead, and world-renowned, swim teaching methodologies.

The School Pools Academy is a high-quality, e-learning resource platform, developed using the philosophies and swim teaching practices of world-renowned Olympic Gold Medallist, Laurie Lawrence.

The School Pools Academy Platform will allow you to:  

- Access an extensive library of swim training modules, videos, and resources  

- Build consistency of teaching across your team  

- Manage staff access via a simple admin platform

- Get access to Laurie's latest teaching resources

- Join live webinars every month 

Why You Should Join the Academy

Industry Recognised

Our partners include AUSTSWIM, ASSA, NZSCTA, RLSWA, SCTA, CSSA & USSSA. Our training is recognised for CPD Hours for swim qualifications renewals.

Consistency in Your Team

Your managers, swim teachers, coaches, and school teachers will benefit from the library of resources to build knowledge, skills, and consistency across your team.

Endless Training and Resources

The platform has a library of 100+ written resources and educational videos and 60+ online training modules! New content is added regularly to ensure all learning is relevant. 

Training, Made Simple

Our cloud-based system means training can be completed anywhere, at anytime. The training is automated and simple reporting features makes compliance easy. 


School Pools Academy

We've made training simple for you!

With one platform for staff induction training, ongoing professional development and recording staff qualifications, you can be assured that your teachers are qualified to deliver the best in swimming for their students.

Key Benefits

Our mission is to provide teachers everything they need to build their knowledge, expand their skills and learn from the best.

Library of 100+ written resources & videos

Preschool, Learn to Swim, Junior Squad, Water Safety

PD hours to renew swim teacher qualification

60+ Training Modules, with new content monthly

Newsletters, Teaching Tips, and Monthly Webinars

Skill-Based Training Videos to learn from the best

Pricing starts from

$880/year for 5 user access

Training Content Included

Pre-school (3-4 years)

  • Group Teaching – Lessons in Action
  • Curriculum, Growth and Development Stages
  • Parents in Water
  • Transitioning to Teacher: Child Lessons
  • Learn to Swim (4+ years)

  • Skills for Beginner (Breathe Control, Floating Confidence)
  • Skills for Confident Beginner (Body Position, Propulsion)
  • Group Teaching for Beginner, Confident Beginner
  • Skills for Intermediate Swimmer (Freestyle, Backstroke)
  • Group Teaching for Intermediate Swimmer
  • Stroke Development

  • Stroke Development Series 
  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Junior Squad

  • How to create your programs 
  • Setting expectations 
  • Dives, turns plus more
  • Inclusive Programs

  • Providing an inclusive program 
  • How to be an adapted aquatic teacher 
  • Sign Language – Key Word Sign
  • Skill-Based Lesson Plans

  • Pre-School (3 – 4 years)
  • Learn to Swim (4+ years)
  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Effective Teacher

  • Build Fun into your Lessons
  • Maximise Practice Time
  • Fixes to Common Teaching Faults
  • Skill-building – Why do it?
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom Based & Swim School Operations

  • Teacher resources
  • Water safety activities for classroom 
  • Lesson plan templates 
  • Water Safety Skills

  • Entry and Exits
  • Survival strokes
  • Treading Water, Sculling 
  • Fitting and using lifejackets 
  • Content Partner Introductions

    • Introductory resources on being a child safe organisation 
    • Introductory resources to managing risk in your swim school 
    • Introductory resource in being a Trauma-Informed Aquatics practitioner



    We would recommend it to everyone!

    Using the Swim School Hub helps to ensure that everyone who works with us, runs their lessons “our chosen way”, and ensures consistency of teaching styles across all of our classes and locations. We have a true understanding of what we are teaching and why, with a proven teaching method.

    This has given us much more confidence in our lesson delivery. The resources available are immense, everything is clear and very easy to follow and the support and customer care have been amazing.

    We would recommend it to everyone!

    Swim School Owner - Canada

    A great tool for every swim school.

    For the last 2 years, we have been unable to run face-to-face training with our staff due to Covid lockdowns. The Swim School Hub has been a valuable asset for training our staff during these times. Convenience and varied modules for new instructors to senior instructors are brilliant.

    The modules have given staff new ideas to keep motivated and have clearer outcomes for their students. Keeping track of staff qualifications, and the ability to assist staff to update their qualifications has kept valuable staff from leaving. The setup and continued support have been fantastic.

    A great tool for every swim school.

    Swim School Manger - USA

    Are you ready to join the School Pools Academy?

    We knew you'd say yes! As a member of the School Pools Academy platform, your school will join a global community of expert-trained teachers who are dedicated to delivering the highest standard lessons to their students.

    ABOUT | Laurie Lawrence

    Laurie’s learn to swim philosophies are the product of more than 50 years of successful swim techniques and coaching achievements. This includes 10 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze medals from swimmers he assisted at Olympic level. As a result, the Australian Olympic Committee make Laurie an integral part of the Australian team at all Olympic Games between 1996 and 2012.

    The culmination of decades of experience in the swimming industry has lead Laurie to create World Wide Swim School.

    World Wide Swim School’s training modules and resources have all been developed to educate the swimming industry, children and parents about water safety and best practices, by using Laurie’s world-renowned philosophies. 


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