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Inclusions & Benefits

The Professional Development Academy is an online and interactive training program, recognised by ASCTA, that has been developed using the philosophies and teaching practices of Laurie Lawrence. As a Swim Australia™ Teacher it is important you continue to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to be the best at what you do. The academy will give you access to ongoing PD training and learning modules that align with industry standards of practice and behavioural guidelines. How does this training help me obtain PD credits towards Swim Australia™ Teacher re-accreditation? Swim Australia™ Teachers must complete a minimum number of PD hours. Each time you complete a WWSS online training module you will be allocated 1 PD hour which is equivalent to 1 ASCTA Professional Development hour. What topics are included? These professional development training modules and resources developed by Laurie will assist you to:

  • Understand what a good lesson plan and 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

You also get to complete the training when it suits you and at your own pace! The comprehensive video training modules in the Professional Development Academy, include:

Infant Aquatics Curriculum (Early Years Swimming Program)

  • 0 – 4 Months Home Preparation
  • 4 – 8 Months Curriculum
  • 8 – 12 Months Curriculum
  • 12 – 18 Months Curriculum
  • 18 – 24 Months Curriculum
  • 2 – 2.5 Years Curriculum
  • 2 – 3yrs Timid Beginner
  • 2.5 – 3 Years Curriculum
  • 3 – 4 Years Curriculum

Class Structure

  • 4 – 8 Month Group Teaching
  • 8 – 12 month Group Teaching
  • 12 – 18 Months Group Teaching
  • 18 – 24 Months Group Teaching
  • 2 – 2.5 Years Group Teaching
  • 2.5 – 3 Years Group Teaching
  • 3 – 4  Years Group Teaching

Learning Pathway (Early Years Aquatic Journey)

  • 4 – 8 Month Milestones
  • 8 – 12 Month Milestones
  • 12 – 18 Month Milestones
  • 18 – 24 Month Milestones
  • 2 – 2.5 Year Milestones
  • 2.5 – 3 Year Milestones
  • 3 – 4 Year Milestones

Learn To Swim (Learn to Swim – 4 Years and Beyond)

  • Beginner Swimmers
  • Confident Beginners
  • Intermediate Swimmers
  • Intermediate Swimmers 2
  • Intermediate Swimmers 3

Strokes (Stroke Progressions)

  • Butterfly
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Freestyle

Stroke Development

  • 30 Minute Stroke Development
  • 45 Minute Stroke Development
  • 60 Minute Stroke Development
  • 90 Minute Stroke Development
  • Dives, Breakouts, Finishes & Turns
  • Effective Coaching For Stroke Development

Baby Swimming

  • Baby Swimming – Chapter 1
  • Baby Swimming – Chapter 2

What do I receive as a WWSS Teacher Member?

As an ongoing member you will receive:

  • Swim Teacher Member of World Wide Swim School recognition
  • Skill-based training videos
  • Lesson plans for all age groups and class types
  • Latest research and high-level industry articles
  • Listing in the Swim Teacher directory on the web
EVERY MONTH you will also receive:

  • e-Newsletter with hints and tips
  • NEW Skill-Based Training Videos
  • NEW Lesson Plans
  • NEW Teacher Article