The Bronze Medallion / Cert 2 Public Safety & Aquatic Rescue
Next course November 2016 Thursday evening 3, 10, 17 and Saturday Mornings 5, 12, 19
If you want to be part of the surf club family then this is the course to start with. Once completed It opens up many avenues of enjoyment.
Patrolling our beach.
Assisting with Nippers
Assisting with Same Wave program
Competing in carnivals at all levels Branch, State and National.
Learning skills like Board paddling, Ski and boat rowing
The pre-requisites is completing a 400 metre pool swim in less than 9 minutes. The swim must be witnessed by a SLSA Assessor using the Pool Assessment Swim Form.
Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.
The course itself covers a range of topics and information you will require for patrols including:
- Safety and well being
- Surf awareness and skills
- The human body
- Defibrillation and basic oxygen
- First aid
- Radio operations
- Rescue techniques
- Carries and supports
You must be older than 15 years of age to complete your Bronze Medallion. Younger people (13 to 15) who want to become a life saver can complete their Surf Rescue Certificate and assist in patrols until they are old enough to take the Bronze.