13 December 2012
LAURIE LAWRENCE TEAMS WITH AUSTSWIM TO TEACH THE TEACHERS
Together with AUSTSWIM - Australia's national organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety. The Laurie Lawrence World Wide Swim School has devised a program to teach the teachers the Laurie Lawrence way.
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8 November 2012
World Wide Swim School is proud to announce the Butterfly Interactive. Please select the link on the left menu for more details.
What is World Wide Swim School?
Welcome to the world's first and finest online learn to swim school! Our website has been designed to share with parents and swimming teachers, 40 years of successul swimming teaching techniques.
You will find information on:
- Baby swimming, water safety and survival skills
- Learn to swim techniques for toddlers and preschoolers
- Swimming stroke development for school age children
- Teaching freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly
All our swimming information is designed by Laurie Lawrence, Australia's water safety advocate, infant aquatics pioneer, learn to swim expert and gold medal Olympic swim coach.
0 - 4 months
First swim lessons start in the bath where we stimulate and maintain baby's natural affinity with water, teach breath control on command, and prepare for formal lessons.
4 - 8 months
Babies' early learn to swim lessons focus on breath control, submersion and free floating. The baby swim lesson provides the perfect opportunity for stimulating the senses.
8 - 12 months
Baby is becoming mobile on land. This allows them to initiate movement in water, float and pull up on a ledge, float between adults, and start to learn water safety skills.
12 - 18 months
Baby will start to swim through the water using primitive actions like a dolphin wriggle or the crawling action. Baby is starting to become increasingly independent in the water.
18 months - 2 yrs
Baby will now combine the paddling and kicking actions to move efficiently through the water. The child will also be capable of performing water safety and survival skills.
2 - 2.5 yrs
More experienced swimmers will start to learn basic freestyle and backstroke drills. Beginners will be introduced to the water using progressive learn to swim techniques.
2.5 - 3 yrs
Children are now learning the concept of swimming and breathing, this makes them capable of independent water play under strict adult supervision.
3 - 4 yrs
Children perfect basic swim skills. Streamline floating, fast kicking and long accelerated paddling down the centreline leads to a great swimming technique at an early age.
4 - 5 yrs
Children are ready to learn to swim in small groups. It is extremely important for children to be placed in swimming classes according to their individual swimming ability.
By using a progressive learn to swim approach all children have the opportunity to learn the modern freestyle swimming action.
Teaching backstroke requires gradual skill development. As each skill is mastered the next skill is introduced maintaining the building block approach.
The Laurie Lawrence method of teaching breaststroke focuses on isolating the kicking and pulling skills so that quick, efficient and correct mastery of breaststroke is achieved.