Bronze Medallion teaches the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim.
To participate in Bronze Medallion, your child must be at least 13 years of age and a confident swimmer, OR 12 years of age and have proof of completing Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Star Award. Swimmers must attend all 10 classes to be eligible to pass the course.
Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for all advanced lifesaving awards, including Bronze Cross.