Benefits to You

Members of the Professional Development Academy will receive access to:

Topics for Everyone

The Professional Development Academy provides a library of content with new content being added monthly. There is something for everyone!

Infants (0 – 12 Months)

  • At Home Preparation
  • First Lesson
  • 4 – 12 months Group Training – Lessons in Action
  • 4 – 12 months Curriculum, Growth and Development Stages

Toddlers (12 – 36 months)

  • 12 – 18 months Group Teaching – Lessons in Action
  • 12 – 18 months Curriculum, Growth and Development Stages
  • 18 months – 2 years Group Teaching – Lessons in Action
  • 18 months – 2 years Curriculum, Growth and Development Stages
  • 2 – 3 years Group Teaching – Lessons in Action
  • 2 – 3 years Curriculum, Growth and Development Stages
  • 2 – 3 year old Beginner
  • Building Independence
  • Skill Progression
  • Maximise Practice Time

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 Beginners (Breathe Control, Floating, Confidence)
  • Skills for Confident Beginners (Body Position, Propulsion)
  • Skills for Intermediate Swimmers (Freestyle, Backstroke)
  • Group Teaching for Beginners, Confident Beginners and Intermediate Swimmers
  • Stroke Development Series

Stroke Development and Junior Squads

  • Stroke Development Series (30 – 90 minutes)
  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Dives and Turns
  • Junior Squad Programs
  • Adult Programs

120+ Skill-based Lesson Plans for all Ages & Skills

  • Infants (4 – 12 months)
  • Toddler (12 – 36 months)
  • Pre-school (3 – 4 years)
  • Learn to Swim (4+ years)
  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly

Water Safety

  • Under 4 years
  • Over 4 years

Effective Teacher

  • Build Fun into Your Lessons
  • Maximise Practice Time
  • Fixes to Common Teaching Faults
  • Skill-building – Why do it?
  • Lesson Planning
  • Access for All

The professional development training tools developed by Laurie will assist you to:

  • Understand what a good program should include
  • Understand children’s physical development
  • Learn what children are capable of
  • Learn how to develop lesson plans
  • Deliver a world class swimming lesson
  • How and why you should involve parents

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