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Bronze Medallion and Beach Patrols

Club members who are 15 years and above may undertake Bronze Medallion training. The Bronze Medallion is a nationally recognised qualification and teaches a range of activities in order to be able to perform all the basic requirements of a lifesaver. The cost of the bonrze medallion is $70 for those members who have their SRC or $130 if you don't already have your SRC. The $130 fee includes training manual and patrol uniform.

The course is competency based and covers 12 units; Safety and Well being, Surf Awareness and Skills, Anatomy and Physiology, Basic First Aid, First Aid, Basic Resuscitation, Resuscitation (CPR), Communications, Radio Communications, Rescue techniques, Carries and Supports and Patrols.

Courses usually run for approximately 8 weeks on one weekday evening and a Saturday or Sunday morning. At the end of the course you will sit a dry exam one evening and a wet exam at the weekend and if successful you will have achieved an excellent and valuable qualification.

During the Final Assessment for the bronze medallion, candidates will be required to demonstrate the following:
200m Run - 200m Swim - 200m Run in under 8:00 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

Active Members who gain this award will be assigned to a patrol.

The Mandurah Surf Life Saving club patrols San Remo beach and provides a roving patrol to Town Beach on Sunday mornings from October to April between 9am and 12noon

Pre-Requisites:
Be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.
Complete a 400m swim in 9 minutes or less in a pool of at least 25m length or in open water on a measured course.


 

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