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Laurie Lawrence’s online resource aims to improve swim teaching around the world

Laurie Lawrence’s online resource aims to improve swim teaching around the world
March 4, 2019

An online swim training resource for swim schools and their teachers, developed by Olympic Gold Medal and World Champion Swim Coach, Laurie Lawrence, aims to improve the quality of swim teaching around the world.

Lawrence developed the World Wide Swim School (WWSS) platform in order to educate the swimming industry about safe water practices and to improve swimming standards on an international scale.

With a strong belief that swim schools and teachers should always be looking at ways to improve through continuous education and analysis, WWSS has proved online training is an efficient and convenient way for swim schools and teachers to get the training they need to succeed in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

WWSS’ Swim School Hub gives swim schools and teachers the competitive advantage through the renowned teaching practices of one of the world’s best in swim teaching and coaching practices. The Hub enables swim schools and teachers to access continual professional development that is aligned with industry guidelines.

A WWSS spokesperson advised “the logistics and time required to put together or attend training opportunities can be an overwhelming task but with (this) online training platform, anyone can access this training all over the world.”

Benefit 1 - Training Modules and Resources
• Over 50 Training modules
• Over 150 resources to support training modules – articles, videos, handouts, lesson plans
• New module and resource added every month 
• All staff will be trained in the same skills and techniques
• Recognised by industry, aligned with industry best practice
• Training recognised for PD hours for licence renewal by AUSTSWIM and ASCTA. 

Topics include: 
• Individual Age Group Skills 
• Infant and Preschoolers 
• Group Teaching Methods
• Learn to Swim (4+ years)
• Stroke Development 
• Squads 
• Lesson Plans 
• Staff Development 

Benefit 2 - Compliance Management
• Induct staff, store staff qualifications, set training tasks and automated reminders
• Simple reporting allows you to receive automated reports to monitor staff progress
• Staff receive automated emails to commence and complete allocated training and tasks 
• Automated forms for staff induction, WHS and general swim school operations 

Benefit 3 - One location, access anywhere 
• Manage all your staff training and qualification records in one location – no need to house information across multiple locations
• Access anywhere through the web and on any device 

Benefit 4 – Customised system that you manage 
• You get to manage the set-up of new users, teams and allocation of specific training – you get to determine who and what is allocated from our library of over 200 modules and resources. 
• We also customise your swim school platform to your swim school with logo and themes 

Benefit 5 - Caters to Large Multi-Site Facilities and Single-site Operations
World Wide Swim School members range from large multi-site facilities such as Belgravia Leisure and Jump Swim Schools, through to single operator sites with small teams. 
• Allocate training across all sites or make it site specific 
• Allocate training to different teams ie infant teachers, school programs team, mini squad teachers

Benefit 6 – Value add-ons 
• Swim School Member logo access for your use
• Listing on WWSS website
• Support from WWSS team 
• Add-on features available to allow you to upload your own training content, documents and resources for your team to access.

Click here to contact World Wide Swim School through their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Image: Laurie Lawrence

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