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SWIM PD WEBINAR: Laurie Lawrence – The Importance of Skill Building in Infants and Toddlers

June 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+10

Join Australia’s Learn to Swim Royalty and Guru Laurie Lawrence for this not to be missed webinar. Part two of his two part webinar series, Laurie will be discussing with the us, in his trademark style, the importance of skill building in infants and toddlers.

There would be few, who do not know of Laurie Lawrence or his spirited personality, his sense of humour or his zest for life. For those who know him well, there would be no disputing that his manner is direct, sincere and honest.

Laurie started his water safety program Kids Alive do the Five when he first came back from the 1988 Olympics. Queensland had a high drowning rate for under 5 years-old’s, and the Queensland government wanted to bring in pool fencing legislation, but no one wanted to fence their pools. So Laurie started campaigning and over a 3 year period, the drowning statistics dropped from 27 to 13, with only 1 backyard pool death.

But Laurie still feels there is much work to do. In 2020, 18 children under five drowned. This figure is down from previous years, but as Laurie says “18 is a busload of kids”. When he can say we have zero drownings, that will be his Olympic Gold Medal.


June 14, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+10
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Swim Coaches and Teachers Australia