The Bronze Medallion Lifesaving Course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education – judgement, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn self-rescue techniques, defence and release methods, and tows and carries in preparation for challenging rescues involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types, including spinal injuries and circulatory emergencies. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. The Bronze Medallion Lifesaving Course includes the CPR-A certification.
Prerequisites: Ability to swim. Bronze Star or 13 years by last day of the course