All volunteer surf lifesavers in Western Australia complete their training through their local Surf Life Saving club for the Surf Life Saving Australia Bronze Medallion.This award is open to all members over the age of 15 and involves training in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care, anatomy and physiology.
The Bronze course is usually run over a period of six to eight weeks, involving both theory and practical sessions. There will be both land and water based activities included in the training. The final assessment may take place at a centralised location in conjunction with other Surf Clubs.
- Must be 15 years of age at the date of assessment
- 400 m pool swim in under 9 minutes
- 200m Run – 200m Swim – 200 Run in under 8 minutes
- Demonstrate radio operations
- Demonstrate basic first aid
- Demonstrate 10 signals
- Demonstrate lifts and carries
- Demonstrate board and tube rescues
- Demonstrate spinal management
- Demonstrate resuscitation and defibrillation
Bronze Registration and Course Fee
- Adults: $100
- Cadets: $60
- Must be a member of the club