The Bronze Medallion certification teaches the main 4 components of water-rescue education: judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. You will learn tows, carries, defense methods and releases in preparation for rescues involving both conscious and unconscious victims in increasingly risky situations. The Bronze Medallion certification allows you to work poolside as an assistant lifeguard from the age of 15.
20 hours (excluding final exam)
Designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training and an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. You will also learn deep-water rescue of a spine injury victim and rescue of a submerged victim in cardiorespiratory arrest. The Bronze Cross certification allows you to work poolside as an assistant lifeguard from the age of 15 and to work on a beach from the age of 16.
20 hours (excluding the final exam)
Joining the Swim Patrol will not only allow you to develop better swim strokes, but also to acquire the basic lifeguard and first aid skills necessary for the Bronze-level classes.
The program has 3 levels:
These classes reward effort and help you develop your swim strokes and your endurance while having fun. You will learn, among other things, how to perform the primary examination of a conscious victim, how to communicate effectively with pre-hospital emergency services, how to visually scan an aquatic facility and how to effectively initiate rescue assistance in an emergency situation.
In addition to improving your swimming skills, you'll learn how to perform a primary examination of an unconscious victim, how to care for a victim in shock, how to treat a conscious choking victim, and how to perform a non-contact rescue using a floating object.
You can now perfect your swim strokes and develop your rescue and first aid skills. By the end of this course, you'll know, among other things. how to rescue a tired or non-swimming victim, how to treat a fracture or an injured joint, and how to care for a victim who is having trouble breathing because of a severe allergy or asthma attack.
10 hours in the pool per level