How do I prepare for Bronze Medallion?
- Check requirements! The pre-requisite for Bronze Medallion is to be either 13 years old or a Bronze Star holder.
- Bring snacks!
- Bring 2-3 towels!
- Check the Weather!
- Check your email!
How do I get past the Bronze Star?
Reaching and throwing assists:
- Demonstrate two reaching assists.
- Demonstrate accuracy in throwing assists: throw a buoyant aid a distance of 5 m placing the aid within 1 m of the centre of a target three out of four times.
- Throw a buoyant aid with line to a victim. 5 m distant and pull the victim to safety.
How long does it take to do Bronze Medallion?
Gain your Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion, a worldwide recognised qualification in a 4 day intensive course. This is the ultimate course for those wishing to become a Surf Lifesaver.
Is Bronze Medallion easy?
To qualify to do the Bronze Medallion you must be able to swim 400m under 9 minutes (or 8:45 at Bronte Surf Club). For some people, this can be challenging, especially if you have not been swimming regularly or if you are a self-taught swimmer.
What is the sixth step in the rescuer’s checklist?
Step 6: Swim rescue – Swim to victim, provide a buoyant assist and talk to him or her without making contact.
What is on the Bronze Medallion exam?
Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on and around the water. Stroke mechanics, endurance, and rescue of others are included.
Is Bronze Star the same as Bronze Medallion?
The Bronze Star is an award for secondary school students. The Bronze Star will test the candidate’s knowledge, fitness, skills and judgement and is a step towards achieving the iconic Bronze Medallion.
How long does it take to get Bronze Star?
Bronze Star (10-12 hrs) Excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.
What is the distance swim for Bronze Medallion?
Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross. Includes a 400 metre timed swim within 12 minutes.
How fast should you swim 400m?
I would say the best swimmers in my club do this in 4:30-5 minutes. I’m about a 6-7 minute average…the new swimmers take about 10-14 minutes.
What are the 3 life saving approach?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods have changed a bit over the years, but the three basic CPR actions are to check for unresponsiveness and call 911, begin chest compressions if the victim is not breathing normally, and tilt the victim’s head back and give two one-second breaths through the victim’s mouth.
How do I prepare for the bronze medallion?
Bronze Star is excellent preparation for success in Bronze Medallion and provides a fun introduction to lifesaving sport. Prerequisites: None. Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze Medallion training.
What is the bronzebronze medallion?
Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross. Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current). Instruction & certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors teach and evaluate most items, but only Bronze Examiners may certify candidates.
What does it mean to be a bronze cross candidate?
Candidates acquire the assessment and problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on, and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross. Prerequisite: Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification (need not be current).
How long is the Bronze Medallion course valid for?
Bronze Medallion is valid for 2 years. Emergency First Aid is valid for 3 years. The Bronze Medallion course allows candidates to develop an understanding of the 4 components of water-rescue education in lifesaving principles.