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NZSCTA is proud to support Laurie Lawrence’s World Wide Swim School and their professional development opportunities for NZSCTA Teachers. NZSCTA shares Laurie’s passion for continuous education of swimming teachers with the goal to be the best in the world.

NZSCTA and Laurie Lawrence are working together in providing Swim Teachers the opportunity to undertake ongoing professional development through the online Professional Development Academy.

How do I Join?

Joining the Professional Development Academy is simple.  Click the JOIN NOW button below and you will be taken to the sign-up form. Annual members save $25!

Download your FREE eBook, written by Laurie Lawrence

To receive 30 Minute Stroke Development eBook by Laurie Lawrence, simply fill out your details below and it will be sent directly to your inbox. We will send you an email with a video about the Professional Development Academy and more details on our training platform.

Inclusions & Benefits

The Professional Development Academy is an online and interactive training program, recognised by NZSCTA, that has been developed using the philosophies and teaching practices of Laurie Lawrence. As a Swim 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 re-accreditation? Swim 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.

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?

With the latest technologies available World Wide Swim School is able to bring Laurie’s wealth of knowledge directly to every swim teacher through the Professional Development Academy. The Academy will provide you with:

If you have any questions, please contact us or visit our ‘Your Questions Answered’ page.

Swim Teacher Members can access logo, imagery and messaging to place on their website, social media, newsletters and printed materials linked to their swim teacher position.