Bronze Medallion

Become a Bronte Lifesaver!

If you're interested in doing your Bronze Medallion and would like to know when we open registrations for the next course, please fill out the Bronze Medallion Expression Of Interest Form and also add to your contacts so you don't miss out on important information from us.

In the meantime, be sure to keep swimming  💦 as you'll need to be able to pass a proficiency swim of 400m freestyle in under 8 min 45 sec before the course starts.

If you have any questions, please contact

Course structure

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:
- Signals
- Radio
- First Aid
- Resuscitation
- Run-Swim-Run
- Rescues and Carry
- Patrol Skills
- Basic Spinal

Equipment required

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).

Any further questions please review the FAQs below or contact

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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.