Learn to Swim
Laurie's love and passion for swimming began as a young boy when his father managed the famous Tobruk pool in Townsville. Its tropical north Queensland location made it the perfect training venue for swimming greats like Dawn Fraser and Jon Henricks. These early experiences as a child would forever influence his learn to swim philosophy.
After completing a Diploma in Physical Education, Laurie started his swim teaching career in the very venue where he admired the swimming greats. For 8 years in a row, Laurie taught to swim the child who won the 10 year old Queensland state championship for freestyle. Laurie went on to coach many of these children to medals at the Olympic Games. This unique feat in international swimming has made Laurie's learn to swim methods internationally recognised.
Great learn to swim programs should follow progressive teaching of basic learn to swim skills. If swimming teachers follow a progressive system and students are given an opportunity to master basic swimming skills efficiently, a relaxed and quality swimming stroke can be developed.
World Wide Swim School in using Laurie's methods has broken each stroke down into basic learning components, demonstrating how to progress beginner learners into efficient swimmers.