Bronze Medallion (18-20 hr.): teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education - judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defence methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500 m timed swim.
Bronze Medallion is recognized as the waterfront supervisory certification for Ontario's Recreational Camp Regulation 568.
Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).
Evaluation & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate most items, but only Bronze Cross Examiners may certify candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24 months from the certification date.
Upcoming Bronze Medallion Lessons