10 episodes

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.

Stuff the Silver, we are Going for Gold Laurie Lawrence

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    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

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.

    Master Planner – Phil King

    Master Planner – Phil King

    If you have no plan, you are treading the path of failure. Phil was the perfect architect, he made plans and his planning was professional and total. And his execution – nothing short of poetic. It was only after Laurie became friendly with Debbie Flintoff-King and her coach and husband Phil King that he became […]

    • 15 min
    Champions come in all shapes and sizes – David Berkoff

    Champions come in all shapes and sizes – David Berkoff

    Laurie recounts the first time he ever encountered David Berkoff at the Olympic Games. The closest thing he’s ever seen to a fish, Laurie says. Best known for his powerful underwater start, the eponymous “Berkoff Blastoff”. He completes almost half of the 100m backstroke underwater, taking only a few breaths throughout the race. David is […]

    • 15 min
    Power of the Pin – Dawn Fraser

    Power of the Pin – Dawn Fraser

    Laurie tells the story of the incomparable Dawn Fraser. Dawn helped shape Laurie’s love of swimming and as a starry-eyed kid used to chase her around the Tobruk pool hunting for autographs. Dawn won the most gold medals by any Australian at the Olympics. She was the first woman to break 60 seconds for the 100m […]

    • 20 min
    Jon Sieben – Steep Roads Lead to High Mountains

    Jon Sieben – Steep Roads Lead to High Mountains

    Laurie tells the story of Jon Sieben, a young kid who at 17 years of age won the Olympic gold medal in the 200m butterfly, beating not 1 but 2 world record holders. Of all the young swimmers Laurie has coached over the years, Laurie believes that no one has ever attacked his Olympic dream […]

    • 36 min
    Bonus Episode – Interview with Steve Holland

    Bonus Episode – Interview with Steve Holland

    In this episode Laurie Lawrence interviews Steve Holland, the greatest distance swimmer Laurie believes the world has ever seen. With Laurie as his coach, Steve (at only 15 years of age) broke world records on numerous occasions. Laurie and Steve speak of their journey together from “shy skinny nervous kid” to the youngest ever world […]

    • 30 min
    Stanley – Steve Holland

    Stanley – Steve Holland

    In this episode, Laurie tells the story of Steve Holland; OAM, Commonwealth Games Champion & Olympic Medalist. With Laurie as his coach, 15-year-old Steve broke the world record for 800m and 1500m freestyle – both in the same race. From a “shy, skinny, nervous kid” to world record holder and champion, this is Steve’s story […]

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

CaroWA13 ,

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

CoachJoJo27 ,

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!!!

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