Bronze Medallion

 

Important information
You are no longer required to hold a current RLSSA Bronze Medallion qualification before attending a RLSSA Pool Lifeguard course.


Requirements
You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to perform the required aquatic skills.

Course Description
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 contains delivery and assessment of the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Pre-Course Learning
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 48 hours of enrolment (Study time: recommended 5 hours).

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 Assessments Include
  • 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.
  • Contextualized aquatic emergency recognition, aquatic emergency response, aquatic casualty assessment, and communication in an aquatic emergency including injury and incident reporting.

Outcomes
Upon successful course completion of the course, participants will be awarded:
  • A Royal Life Saving Bronze Medallion Certificate

Candidates are required to bring:
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants for wearing in the water
  • Photo Identification
  • Pen and paper for note taking
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Goggles and swim cap (if preferred)
  • Comfortable clothing is recommended
  • Meals are not provided; it is recommended that you bring an adequate amount of food for your course. Some venues may be near food outlets.

COVID-19 Information:
In order to make sure we are conducting training as safely as possible, and to protect our learners and trainers, Royal Life Saving has implemented some changes to the way we facilitate our Face to Face workshops. We have:
  • Made hand hygiene facilities available at our training venues;
  • Increased cleaning frequencies and standards for general spaces and equipment;
  • Decreased group sizes;
  • Introduced physical distancing as per current Government restrictions;
  • and Mandated the completion of Infection Control learning modules for all staff and trainers.
Before attending a Face to face workshop, please consider your health and others'. Please do not attend your chosen course if you are feeling unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms.

At your course you can expect:
  • To be asked to complete a Verbal Health Assessment, and Temperature check;
  • To be asked to wash/ sanitise your hands prior to entering the training space;
  • To be provided adequate personal space in order to maintain required physical distances from others;
  • To perform practical assessment tasks on yourself or on a manikin (not on others);
  • To be asked to excuse yourself from the training space if you declare yourself to be unwell, or begin displaying flu-like signs;
  • To be asked to wash/sanitise your hands before leaving the workshop.

These changes will help to keep everybody safe and they form part of our Terms and Conditions for participation. If you think you may have any difficulty complying with these changes, please contact your local Royal Life Saving office at your earliest convenience.

Introduction:

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.

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Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Bronze Medallion 28 August 2021 08:30 am - 02:30 pm Toronto Swim Centre 8 $125.00
Bronze Medallion 13 November 2021 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Nepean Aquatic Centre 13 $125.00
Bronze Medallion 27 November 2021 08:30 am - 02:30 pm Toronto Swim Centre 15 $125.00