Bronze Medallion


Become a Bronte Lifesaver!


Our September and October Bronze Medallion courses are full. Our next course will be in February 2021. 


If would like to receive registration details about our February 2021 course, please fill out the Bronze Medallion EOI Form. Expect to hear from us about this in late November 2020.

Also, please add education@brontesurfclub.com.au to your contacts & ensure it is a trusted email. This is so you don't miss out on important information later in the year.

In the meantime, be sure to keep swimming  💦  There is a pre-requisite requirement for the course to swim 400 m in under 8 min 45 sec. The pre-requisite proficiency swim will be held in early December for the February 2021 course.

If you have any questions about the Bronze Medallion course, please contact education@brontesurfclub.com.au


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 FAQ's below or contact education@brontesurfclub.com.au


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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.