I have been teaching swimming since 2000, teaching babies and pre-school children through to adults. Unlike many swimming instructors, I only learnt to swim competently myself in my 20’s, and the desire for my own children not to be like me led me to become an AUSTSWIM instructor.
I still remember what it’s like to be fearful of the water, so am understanding of this in learners of all ages. I currently hold qualifications in Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety, Infants and Access and Inclusion. I’m currently working towards my Towards Competitive Strokes and Bronze Coaching qualification.
I have a strong interest and experience teaching swimmers with special needs. Since 2006 I have also been working as a Teacher’s Aide with students with additional needs. I currently work in a high school for students with special needs with an extensive swimming programme, where I teach beginners through to squad level swimmers.
I live locally, and when I’m not working you might see me riding, running or swimming myself, training for triathlons! I look forward to sharing my passion for all things swimming with the residents of The Waterfront.
I have been a keen recreational swimmer for over 30 years now, having taken it up to counteract several back issues. Over the years, I have developed a passion and interest in improving my own swimming, and learning as much as I can about the sport. As such I understand the needs of the adult learning, and adults with chronic and acute injury.
I have participated in several Half Ironman events in the swim and cycle legs, and several open water events.
I have shared my wife’s passion for swimming teaching over many years, and am looking forward to bringing my previous experience coaching children in other sports, and in corporate training, to the fore, in helping deliver the quality swimming programme at Pulse.
Lawrence is a registered AUSTSWIM swim instructor with a passion for teaching both young and old the fundamental life skill of swimming and water safety.
Swimming and water safety has always been a substantial part of Lawrence’s life. As a child Lawrence was a Surf Life Saving little nipper, competing in Surf Life Saving events and carnivals for several years.
Lawrence has also been a life guard in pools and water parks.