Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre
Laurie Lawrence visited the Seymour Sports and Aquatic centre on Monday to push his Kids Alive – do the five water safety message. Laurie was accompanied by his daughter Emma, Granddaughter Harper Reid 3, and Boo the Alien.
Instructors and the general public were treated to a practical demonstration and observation of swimming and water safety skills by 3 year old Harper.
Laurie used the practical session to demonstrate his teaching techniques and raise awareness of the water safety packs which have gone free to every early learning centre in Australia thanks to the support of the Australian Government and Australia Post.
Laurie encouraged the attendees to be foot soldiers for the Kids Alive – do the five message to ensure the Seymour community learn vital water safety messages for the pool, farm, beach and home environments.
The practical session was followed by a professional development opportunity including video footage and a Question and Answer session which commenced at 12 noon.
This was a perfect opportunity for Swim School Teaching Staff and interested persons to interact with Laurie and draw upon his expertise to aid in their own personal development in the area of swimming and water safety. More than 30 swimming teachers attended the event from both Seymour and neighbouring swim schools.
The morning’s proceedings were capped off with a luncheon provided in the Courtyard at SSAC where Laurie and his family mingled in a less formal setting.
A big thank you to Mitchell Ede from SSAC who helped to coordinate the visit and the local newspapers who covered the event.