Bronze Medallion

ZBM
The Bronze Medallion course focuses on developing the participants’ survival and rescue skills enabling them to make the correct decisions in an aquatic emergency. The Bronze Medallion course will enhance your personal survival skills while providing you with the knowledge and skills to develop the level of judgement‚ technique and physical ability required to safely perform water rescues. The lifesaving skills learnt and developed through the program are a great introduction to becoming a Pool Lifeguard.

This course requires the completion of a workbook prior to attendance at the course.  Only those who have completed the workbook and submitted the workbook will be able to attend this course. The workbook and manual will be posted to you within 24 hours of enrolment.

COURSE THEORY:
The course covers a range of water safety topics including safe water practices; survival in the water; self-preservation; recognising an emergency; assessment before and during a rescue; priorities for rescue; resuscitation; acceptance of responsibility; use of bystanders; emergency care; and contacting emergency services.

PRACTICAL:
  • Resuscitation: Demonstrate effective CPR.
  • Swim: Swim 400 metres continuously within 13 minutes (100m freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 100m survival backstroke, 100m sidestroke).
  • Timed Tow: Swim 50 metres and tow a patient 50m within 3 min 15 seconds. The candidate will enter the water wearing swimwear, long trousers and a long sleeve shirt, any of which may be discarded as desired
  • Survival and Rescue Skills: Demonstrate a range of survival techniques and appropriate rescues for a range of different aquatic environments and scenarios.
  • Spinal Injuries: Basic management of a suspected spinal injury in shallow water.
  • Rescue Initiative: Demonstrate initiative in effecting a rescue of two people who are in difficulty up to 15 metres from safety.

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Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Bronze Medallion 19 April 2020 08:00 am - 03:00 pm Balance Collective, Mayfield (Newcastle) 18 $125.00
Bronze Medallion 11 October 2020 08:00 am - 03:00 pm Balance Collective, Mayfield (Newcastle) 20 $125.00