Welcome to the Laurie Lawrence podcast, Stuff the Silver, we are Going for Gold. Laurie Lawrence, a top athlete in his own right, is a former Australian Rugby Union Representative and Olympic and World Champion Swim coach.
This podcast will start with a collection of stories from his two books, Lawrence of Australia and Five Ring Fever. These stories document Laurie's 50-year international coaching career, his triumphs and the people he met along the way including some of Australia's swimming greats - Duncan Armstrong, Dawn Fraser, Tracey Wickham and Lisa Curry-Kenny, to name a few.
Laurie will also interview some of the remarkable sportsmen and sportswomen that he's encountered throughout his career, in a way that only Laurie Lawrence can - direct, sincere and honest.
The podcast is not meant to be a quick fix to get you achieving. It's simply meant to be a help, a guide, a companion in the tough times. Laurie wants to show that dreams are important and we must hold onto those dreams. However, without hard work, those dreams are only fantasies. The perfect result is when we dream and then make those dreams come true.
For more information on Laurie Lawrence, Kids Alive and World Wide Swim School, visit laurielawrence.com.au.
Australia had last won an Equestrian gold in 1960 at Rome. In this episode Laurie will share with you the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the quest for gold by the Equestrian team.
Reflections on a United Team – Seoul 1988
In this episode, Laurie looks back on his time at the Olympic games in Seoul during 1988. In particular, reflecting on a united team front which was displayed.
Reflections of Seoul
In this episode, Laurie looks back on his time and experiences at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, including Debbie Flintoff-King’s win in her 400 m hurdles event, as well as Duncan Armstrong’s gold medal win.
In this episode, Laurie speaks about how Barcelona in 1992 brings back a multitude of memories for him. He reminisces about the Olympic games, including the highs and lows, and how his Swimmer Julie McDonald failed to qualify for 400 or 800-meter freestyle final.
Gold Medal Bar
The Seoul 88 Olympics hold very special memories for Laurie. In this episode, he shares memories and the magnificent team feeling in the Australian camp. The spirit generated by the Socceroos helped bring the Australian team together – it gave them a sense of unity and a feeling belonging. I felt proud to be Australian.
Laurie Lawrence and Duncan Armstrong
In this episode Laurie Lawrence interviews Duncan Armstrong, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Champion, and Order of Australia Recipient. Duncan, coached by Laurie Lawrence, won Olympic gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. Laurie takes us back to Duncan’s teens where his swimming career and recounts Duncan’s relentless pursuit of Olympic gold. This bonus episode is […]
Great story teller
I wish these stories were weekly. Just love the way Laurie tells the story. I would much rather listen than read the books
Great reminder of old school coaching
Could listen to his interesting and inspiring stories all day. Bring back the days when encouraging/enforcing mental toughness was acceptable, before the age of entitlement!!!