About the Swim PD Academy

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.

  • SCTA and Laurie Lawrence are working together in providing SCTA Teachers™ the opportunity to undertake ongoing professional development through the online Swim Professional Development Academy.
  • Our training is recognised by SCTA for PD Hours towards license renewal - 1 hour training module = 1 PD hour
  • At WWSS we will ensure you have all the up-to-date tools you need to become the best teacher you can!
Swim PD Academy

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
Benefits to You

You’re one step away from accessing world-class, comprehensive training developed by Laurie Lawrence.

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
Infants to Preschool (Birth - 4yrs)
  • Group Teaching – Lessons in Action
  • Curriculum, Growth and Development Stages
  • Parents in Water
  • Transitioning to Teacher: Child Lessons
  • Learn to Swim (4yrs +)
  • 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
  • Adapted Aquatics
  • 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
  • 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

    Get access to all this, and more! The Swim Professional Development Academy provides a library of content with new content being added monthly. There is something for everyone!

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