for swim schools and swim teachers

Continuing Professional Development 

To increase child safety and wellbeing in swim lessons by helping swim schools and swim teachers implement trauma-informed best practices.  CPD solutions align with the  National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, drawn from the work by the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2018.

Learn more about our online CPD in trauma-informed aquatics for aquatics professionals, delivered in partnership with  World Wide Swim School.
Blog Post

Webinar facilitated by Laurie Lawrence


Have you read this? 

White Paper – Force and Trauma in Swim Lessons

Prepared to support National and International Swim Codes of Practice

Can also be located at  under Resources/No Force -Trauma Free

Endorsed by Swim Teachers Association (STA), UK    

“The use of force in swim lessons reflects deficits in the teacher’s skills” –  Jon Baylin: Australian Childhood Foundation International Childhood Trauma Conference, Melbourne, 2016 (1)

(1) Daniel A. Hughes, PhD; Jonathan Baylin, PhD: Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment (2012)