This is the minimum requirement for a surf lifesaver. To undertake this award you must be over the age of 15 and will be required to complete a prerequisite 400m swim in under 9 minutes. Once this competency is completed, qualified instructors will take you through the challenging but immensely satisfying journey that is the Bronze Medallion course. The categories that will be covered include:
- Safety and Wellbeing
- Surf Awareness and Skills
- The Human Body
- Defibrillation and basic oxygen techniques
- First Aid
- Radio Operations
- Rescue Techniques
- Carries & Supports
- Beach Management
Following the training period, your competency will be tested through a variety of physical and theoretical tests. You’ll be required to do the classic surf lifesaving ‘run-swim-run’ (200m each leg) in under 8 minutes, and a whole range of other activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. It’s a great opportunity for you to push yourself out of your comfort zone, and learn to perform under pressure with a group of like-minded people.
For a more detailed description download the Bronze Medallion Syllabus.