AS the days become increasingly warmer, pool safety advocate Laurie Lawrence is urging all parents to enrol their children in learn to swim lessons to help avoid any drowning fatalities this summer.
Now at his new home at Aqualogan Springwood, Mr Lawrence has already begun teaching life saving swimming lessons to children of all ages.
Mr Lawrence said his aim was to give as much knowledge about pool safety to both parents and their kids.
"My expertise goes from teaching babies through to olympic champions," he said.
"I want to build an excellence in technique which will allow children to swim properly, as this is a skill they will need for life.
"All swimmers will go through the same safety techniques.
"They all learn skills such as water acclimatisation, conditioning, breath control, submersions and learning to float.
"They then move on to compulsive skills such as kicking and paddling and using their arms.
"So there is a progression of skills to swim well that you have to go through."
According to the Kids Alive website, drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia, with on average one child drowning each week.
To help combat frowning, Mr Lawrence created the Kids Alive - Do the Five water safety program.
The five steps include fencing the pool, shutting the gate, teaching your kids to swim, supervision and learn how to resuscitate.
To book your child in for swimming lessons in time for summer, phone Aqualogan Springwood on 3120 1600.
Aqualogan Springwood is located at 2 Sports Dr, Springwood.