Bronze Courses

Bronze Star With Basic First Aid

This is the introductory level to the leadership program.  Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills individually and in partners. Candidates learn CPR, choking and develop the lifesaving skills needed to be their own lifeguard. Includes a timed 400 m swim.

Prerequisite

Recommended minimum 11 years of age.

Candidate recognition

Bronze Star award crest, medal and certification card (valid 24 months).

Reference material

None


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Bronze Medallion Program

(Course Length: 18-20 Hr) This course teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water-rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, and defense methods and releases in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a 500-meter timed swim. This course is a prerequisite to the Bronze cross award.

Prerequisite

Minimum 13 years of age or Bronze Star certification. (need not be current)

Candidate recognition

Bronze Medallion award crest, medal and certification card (valid 24 months).

Reference material

Canadian Lifesaving Manual


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Bronze Cross Program

(Course Length: 18-20 Hr) This course is designed for candidates who would like to receive more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. These courses teach candidates an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the 4 components of water- rescue education – judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries, defense and releases methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk involving conscious and unconscious victims of various types and spinal injury management. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600-meter swim.

Prerequisite

Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid certifications (need not be current).

Candidate recognition

Bronze Cross award crest, medal and certification card (valid for 24 months).

Reference material

Canadian Lifesaving Manual


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Bronze Cross Recertification

This course is for Bronze Cross certified candidates that need to recertify an expiring Bronze Cross certification. Bronze Cross certification is current for 2 years and is recertified by completing a Bronze Cross recertification exam. The recertification may require 4-6 hours, depending on the number of candidates.

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