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February 2020 Course
The February 2020 Course is an 8 week course commencing 3rd February. This course will run on Monday evenings 7 - 9pm and Saturday afternoons 2-4pm.
The course is now full and registrations are closed.
August 2020 Course
Our next Bronze Medallion Course will commence in August 2020.
There are a maximum of 12 places on the course. Training dates will be confirmed by the end of February 2020.
If not doing so already, trainees are strongly encourage to commence course specific fitness training (run/swim/run) at least 8 weeks prior to course start date.
If you would like to be advised when registrations open please email firstname.lastname@example.org and use "August 2020 Bronze Course" as your email subject.
You will learn CPR, basic first aid (dry skills) surf skills & surf rescue techniques (wet skills) applicable not only for Bronte Beach but for all beaches in Australia.
The course is divided into two parts:
Part A (dry skills) includes resuscitation, first aid, radio communications.
Part B (wet skills) includes beach/wave/rip familiarisation, surf swimming skills, rescue techniques (boards, tubes) spinal injury rescues, first aid, scenarios.
The essentials include:
- First Aid
- Rescues and Carry
- Patrol Skills
- Basic Spinal
It is strongly recommended that you wear a wetsuit & sunscreen, for wet training days.
You will be provided with a high visibility training cap & rash vest that must be worn at each wet session.
Training manuals, aids & equipment will be provided. Bring a water bottle, pens, and a note pad if you wish.
The Bronze Medallion is the minimum qualification required to become an Active Surf Life Saver and/or perform Water Safety for nipper activities. The Bronze Medallion is also the minimum qualification required to compete at any SLSA and ILS sanctioned events (15 years and over).
Your place will only be confirmed on receipt of :
Successful completion of the pre-requisite swim
As soon as we receive the completed forms and payment you'll be allocated a spot (subject to completion of proficiency swim).
Please see below information and forms to be filled out for this course
Any further questions please review the FAQ's below or contact Bronte Office
The next Bronze Medallion Course will be held in February 2020.
All payment, forms & sign up inquiries can be directed via email to Bronte Office
Q & A
Q: I'm afraid of sharks and can’t swim in the sea – can I still do the course?
No. You must be comfortable in the water, able to competently negotiate surf and get yourself out of trouble.
Q: What other training does the club provide? On successfully gaining your Bronze Medallion, members have the option to attain further nationally recognised awards to increase their skills and/or confidence. Including; Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew/Driver, Spinal Management.
Q: I don't want to be a lifesaver, can I do the course just for fun ? We are a volunteer member club, providing lifesaving services to the community. All our trainers give up their time on a voluntary basis. On completion of training you are required as an Active Member to undertake regular beach patrols from September to April.
Rostered patrols occur approx once every 4 weeks on either a Saturday or Sunday and 1-2 public holidays totalling approx. 36hrs per season. You can request which day you prefer. If you are unable or unprepared to meet these minimum requirements please do not enrol in this course.
Note: Final training times are subject to confirmation by course trainers.