Professional Development for Swim Teachers
The Swim Professional Development Academy is an online training and resource platform that has been developed using the philosophies and teaching practices of Laurie Lawrence.
Designed for swim teachers, coaches and swim educators to enhance your knowledge and be the best at what you do! A place where we will share our ideas and build a community with those that are dedicated to teaching swimming to the highest standard.
The Swim PD Academy will assist you to
- Deliver a world class swimming lesson -
- Understand children’s physical development -
- Learn what children are capable of -
- Learn how to develop lesson plans -
- How and why you should involve parents -
Why You Should Join the Academy
Our Swim PD Academy is industry recognised, with partners including AUSTSWIM, ASSA, NZSCTA, USSSA & SCTA
Our training is recognised for PD Hours towards license renewal. One hour of training is equal to one CPD Point.
Endless Training and Resources
The platform has a library of 200+ written resources and educational videos and 100+ online training modules! New content is added regularly to ensure learning remains 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.
Swim PD Academy
We've made PD simple for you!
We will ensure you have all the up-to-date tools you need to become the best teacher you can be. Joining the Swim PD Academy demonstrates your commitment to your ongoing professional development.
Our mission is to provide swim professionals everything they need to build their knowledge, expand their skills and learn from the best.
Library of 200+ written resources & videos
Infants, Learn to Swim, Stroke Development, Adapted Aquatics
PD hours to renew swim teacher qualification
100+ Training Modules, with new content monthly
Newsletters, Teaching Tips, and Monthly Webinars
Skill-Based Training Videos to learn from the best
Flexible Payment Options
$25AUD / month | $275AUD / year
Training Content Included
- 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
I love the Swim PD Academy!
I love the Swim PD Academy platform! World Wide Swim School has been the most valuable resource for my learning. The Philosophy of Teaching Swimming allows us as Teachers to put everything into place, providing the best possible outcome.
As an Infant & Preschool Teacher, seeing this beautiful gentle approach to learning is what I aspire to teach most, the skills, knowledge, and understanding of how the development progress unfolds all makes sense and is so vital.
Are you ready to join the Swim PD Academy?
We knew you'd say yes! As a member of the Swim Professional Development Academy, you will join a 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.