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Swim Tips for Parents

Swim Tips for Parents

By on January 21, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Swimming lessons are a vital part of water safety education. Recently many parents have expressed their concern at not being able to afford or access formal lessons in their local area. Learn to swim expert Laurie Lawrence has put together his top swim tips to help parents in this situation. Laurie said “children can learn […]

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Kids Alive visits Royal Life Saving Tasmania

Kids Alive visits Royal Life Saving Tasmania

By on January 21, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Passionate Water Safety advocate Laurie Lawrence will be at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre on Friday 22nd January speaking to swimming teachers, parents and children about the importance of being safe in and around water. Drowning remains the leading preventable cause of death in children under five nationally. Royal Life Saving Tasmania General Manager, Mel […]

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Kids Alive Costume Characters

Kids Alive Costume Characters

By on January 18, 2016 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Thanks to the Australian Government, Kids Alive has 15 new costume characters to share with the community to help raise awareness on water safety. This strategy builds on the highly successfully water safety pack for early learners which is used in early learning centres and swim schools throughout Australia. Kids Alive has distributed more than […]

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Time running out for pool owners

Time running out for pool owners

By on November 25, 2015 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Australia’s favourite water safety advocate Laurie Lawrence has joined forces with the Palaszczuk Government to remind Queenslanders of the looming compliance deadline for pool safety laws. Pool owners have until 30 November to ensure their pools are compliant, or they risk being fined. Minister for Housing and Public Works Leeanne Enoch said with less than […]

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Swimming and water safety

Swimming and water safety

By on November 18, 2015 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

On Saturday the 14th of November, Laurie Lawrence, his two granddaughters Evie and Harper Reid along with Lifesaver Lil, attended the Adelaide AUSTSWIM conference to deliver professional development to South Australian swimming and water safety teachers. The AUSTSWIM teachers witnessed swimming and water safety demonstrations from Evie 6 and Harper 3, as well as demonstrations […]

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My 2 year old climbs a pool fence

My 2 year old climbs a pool fence

By on November 9, 2015 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Here is a question we received from a parent that we would like to share with everyone. Question: Hi, I’m concerned pool fences aren’t high enough, my 2 year old can climb over the metal ones. Can you let me know any authorities I can contact about this. I’ve recorded him doing it if you […]

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Learn to Swim Week 2015

Learn to Swim Week 2015

By on July 3, 2015 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

After the success of Learn to Swim Week 2014, we’re excited to be able to invite you to get involved in Learn to Swim Week 2015! 100 swim schools participated last year giving away 5000 lessons to the public. It’s a fantastic opportunity for swim schools to gain publicity and build client numbers prior to […]

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Hypoxic Training and Shallow Water Blackout

Hypoxic Training and Shallow Water Blackout

By on June 5, 2015 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Shallow water black out in its most simple term is the loss of consciousness from extended breath holding. In competitive swimming athletes are at high risk especially when doing repeated sets where they are pushing themselves to go further in their underwater work. This is used in preparation for competition because the underwater dolphin kick […]

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Update on Kids Alive water safety resources

Update on Kids Alive water safety resources

By on May 19, 2015 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

In 2009 Kids Alive launched the ‘Living with water’ DVD for new parents. The DVD which is still delivered to new parents today via the new mothers Bounty Bag has been distributed free of charge to more than 2 million Australia families. The Federal Health Minister at the time Kate Ellis launched the initiative in […]

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Swimming and Water Safety Professional Development for AUSTSWIM

Swimming and Water Safety Professional Development for AUSTSWIM

By on May 18, 2015 in KIDS ALIVE with No Comments

Laurie bought his granddaughters Evie 6 and Harper 2.5 years to Melbourne Saturday to demonstrate vital swimming and water safety techniques to more than 100 AUSTSWIM teachers. The swimming teachers were able to observe learn to swim teaching progressions for babies and toddlers. Harper displayed her ability to independently swim while being supervised within arms […]

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