The Bronze Medallion
All surf lifesavers in Western Australia complete their training through their local Surf Life Saving club for the Surf Life Saving Australia Bronze Medallion.
The Bronze course is usually run over a period of six to eight weeks, involving both theory and practical sessions conducted at the candidates local Surf Life Saving Club. The final assessment may take place at a centralised location in conjunction with other Surf Clubs.
Course #1: 11 October 2017 to 2 December 2017; or
Course #2: 7 February 2018 to 24 March 2018
Duration: Seven or Eight weeks. The February/March course in 2018 will be seven weeks due to
Easter being early that year. However, there will be a couple of additional training dates
during the course that are yet to be finalised.
Wednesday 6:30pm – 9:00pm (Swanny clubrooms)
Saturday: 9am – 12noon (Swanny beach)
Wednesday Evenings: Classroom based training. Meet at the main function room at Swanny. We’ll cover first aid, oxygen, radios etc.
- Your bronze manual (if you have already been given one)
- No wetsuit, sneakers, bathers etc required.
- Wear comfy clothes!
Saturday mornings: Beach based training. Meet in front of the boatshed (note that the first session is at Claremont Pool).
These sessions are also great for kick-starting your Saturday! Bring your bathers and be ready to hit the water at 9.00am as these sessions are designed to get you comfortable with the practicalities of surf life saving patrols. We’ll cover rescues, carries and other fun things on the beach. Completing the run-swim-run a couple of times will help you with passing the wet exam. Again, we are here to help you and support you as required!
- Sunscreen, hat etc (‘slip, slop, slap’ stuff)
- Rashie (or a wetsuit if its cold)
Other Training: We encourage bronzies to attend swim training and board training through the course, but this isn’t compulsory.
Prerequisites: A candidate must:
- Be a financial member of Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club
- Be a minimum of 15 years old on the date of assessment
- Have completed a 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less
- The course is heaps of fun with great trainers, and is an awesome way to meet people at the club.
- You must pay your membership fee prior to the course commencing.
- The 400m swim (in 9min or under) must be completed before (you can take part in any) surf
- Sessions start at the times above please be on time
- There is an online quiz; your trainers will provide more information during the course
- The club has a heap of cool bathers, rashies and other stuff, check out our shop
- If you have a medical or learning issue please let us know early, so we can help
- Have fun!
What will I learn/do?
- Basic surf life saving specific first aid
- Patrolling techniques
- Using oxygen equipment and defibrillators
- Board and Rescue Tube Rescues
- Spinal Management techniques
- Get fit and meet great people
- Train to complete a 200m sand run – 200m ocean swim – 200m sand run in less than 8 minutes
For further information or to sign-up for our next course contact our club administrator Fiona: Contact Us
Bronze Medallion News
Contact Dates for 2017/18: Course #1: 11 October 2017 to 2 December 2017; or Course #2: 7 February 2018 to 24 March 2018 Duration: Seven or Eight weeks. The February/March course in 2018 will be [...]