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Bronze Medallion

The aim of the course is to provide members with a further skill and knowledge in relation to surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations, communication systems, equipment first aid and resuscitation. Eligibility for the Bronze Medallion is from 15 years of age, and for anyone that would like to start their Life Saving journey. As this is the core award within Surf Lifesaving, once this award is obtained it is the foundation to build and grow to further award.

The Bronze Medallion award is recommended for Club and SLS members who wish to progress from roles like SLS water safety personnel and basic lifesaving patrols to further training and responsibilities and possibly move on the additional award qualifications such as IRB crew, patrol captains or Silver and Gold Medallions.


  • Be a financial member of an SLS club
  • Be at least 15 years of age on the final assessment date
  • Complete an unaided swim of 400 m in 9 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to you undertaking any water training or assessment activities. Evidence of this must be provided to the assessor prior to commencement of the assessment for these units of competency/this SLSA award.

Course Delivery

Course length estimated at about 32 - 35 hours (dependant on group size and prior knowledge/abilities). This is generally run over eight weeks and includes theory (dry) and practical (wet) sessions.


  • E-learning component
  • Radio maintenance
  • Resuscitation
  • First aid
  • Spinal
  • Run swim run 200m run, 200m ocean swim, 200m run unaided – Time frame of 8 minutes
  • Aquatic Rescue with a rescue tube and a rescue board
  • Signals

Proficiency Requirements

To maintain currency, members who hold an Bronze Medallion will need to undergo an annual proficiency test incorporating:

  • Run swim run 200m run, 200m ocean swim, 200m run unaided – Time frame of 8 minutes
  • Tube and board rescues
  • Resuscitation
  • First aid
  • Spinal management
  • Radio components
  • Demonstration of signals