At Semaphore SLSC we try to provide you with a range of courses from Basic Rescue to Advanced Rescue Techniques. See below for some of the courses we offer.

Bronze Medallion

What do you have to do to achieve your Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)?

You will need to be at least 15 years of age on the date you are assessed and be a financial member of our club.

  • A 400 metre swim (9 mins) prior to commencing water based activities
  • OH&S in Surf Life Saving
  • General beach, lifesaving and communication knowledge
  • Perform Tube, Board Rescues and Rescues without equipment
  • Lifts and Carries
  • 200m run/200m swim/200m run (8 mins)
  • Surf communication flag signals
  • Basic First Aid

How long does it take to get your bronze?
Your bronze medallion training occurs in small groups. It generally takes a group between 6-8 weeks to finish the training and be assessed, based on a minimum of 2 x 2 hour sessions per week. There are of course groups that do it faster than this, and slower, depending on the commitment of the group. A typical squad would meet on an agreed weekday at 6:30pm for 2 hours of theory and non-beach training, then a weekend morning session focused on practical activities.

Are there any other costs?
The only cost apart from your membership is for a training manual which is $35. Once you start patrolling you will also need to purchase a pair of club bathers and if you wish to compete in any events you’ll need a club skull cap.

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