For details of the next Bronze Medallion course please visit our Training Page.
This is the minimum requirement for a surf lifesaver. The holder of this award is over the age of 15 and has proved proficient in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology.
All members are required to complete a 400-metre swim in 9 minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25 metres or over a measured open water course. Once this competency is completed all clubs provide qualified instructors who will train you to the level of a proficient lifesaver. All you need to do is have the right attitude and commitment to training and anyone is capable of becoming a surf lifesaver.
At the completion of their training a candidate's physical and mental fitness is tested by a 200m run - 200m swim - 200m run, simulated rescues using a rescue board and tube, resuscitation techniques, radio procedures, signals and a patrol based scenario. All these skills combine to train candidates to be an effective member of a patrol team tasked with providing a safe beach and aquatic environment.
At the completion of the Surf Rescue & Bronze Medallion assessments, Dixon Park will hold a special presentation ceremony with a BBQ and drinks where you will be awarded your uniform so you are ready to patrol our beach.
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