Holders of the Bronze Medallion award are recognised as having gained a minimum standard as a qualified lifesaver. Minimum age is 14 (turning 14 in year award is undertaken) and it is advantageous if candidates hold the Senior Swim and Survive and Bronze Star awards. The Bronze Star is a secondary student award designed to develop skills and knowledge of safe water rescue and survival, with no award prerequisites.
WE ARE PLEASED TO BE AN OFFICIAL TRAINING VENUE OF THE ROYAL LIFESAVING SOCIETY FROM 2017, FOR BRONZE MEDALLION, AND POOL LIFEGUARD COURSES AND UPDATES. FOR COURSE DATES AND INFORMATION VISIT THE ROYAL LIFE WEBSITE HERE.
The course will enhance your personal survival skills while providing you with the knowledge to develop the level of judgement, technique and physical ability required to safely carry out water rescues. The Bronze Medallion course offers a nationally recognised certification and includes the following components: Safe water practices, survival in the water, self-preservation, recognizing an emergency, priorities for a rescue, CPR, acceptance of responsibility and emergency care. There is also a practical component to this course, so please be aware before booking that you will be required to swim 400m and also demonstrate a range of survival/rescue skills.
The Bronze Medallion Course will enhance your personal survival skills while providing you with the knowledge to develop the level of judgement, technique and physical ability required to safely carry out water rescues.
Lifesaving in its broadest context implies the saving of life through the prevention of accidents, personal survival and the rescue of others. The majority of drowning accidents occur inland in places such as rivers, dams and home swimming pools. Such places are rarely patrolled by qualified lifeguards.
It is therefore important that all members of the community learn some lifesaving techniques. The thoughtful application of the knowledge and skill provided within this program will save lives, ensure the rescuer’s safety and prevent a possible double drowning.
Royal Life Criteria as follows:(This MUST be adhered to)
Bronze Medallion : Candidate must be at least 14 years old, or turn 14 in the same calendar year as the course.
Bronze Medallion Re-accredit / refresher course: Existing Bronze Medallion MUST NOT HAVE EXPIRED. Royal Life will check, and there is no grace period given.
Bronze Star: No age criteria (within reason).
Bronze Medallion and Star both have a CPR component.
Candidates need to bring:
Swimwear, towel/s + goggles (allowed in some sections)
Trousers and a long sleeved shirt – these will get wet
Plastic bag for wet stuff
Evidence of existing qualifications if any.
NEPEAN AQUATIC CENTRE
PHONE 4730 8900
16-19 Lambridge Pl, Penrith