Bronze Medallion

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in life saving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.

1. Run-Swim-Run (timed)

  • Unaided 200m Run-200m Swim-200m Run in 8 minutes or less
  • The run distance to be taken from waist-deep water, e.g., the run is from a flag, around a marker and to waist-deep water, the aquatic components are from waist-deep water around two swimming buoys and back to waist-deep water
  • Swim leg must be around two swimming buoys
  • Reasonable adjustment may be made for surf conditions on the day

2. Resuscitation (CPR) with oxygen and defibrillation

  • Members to be assessed on theoretical knowledge
  • A primary assessment (DRSAB–) on a live victim
  • Demonstration of the lateral position
  • Primary assessment (DRSABCD), CPR 1 and 2 person (adult or child AND infant) on an approved manikin – to include resuscitation methods using an approved mask
  • Team CPR scenario including primary assessment (DRSABCD), use of resuscitation mask with oxygen supplement and AED

3. Signals

  • Demonstrate ten signals correctly according to SLSA operating procedures in the current SLSA Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue training manual

4. Rescue

  • Demonstrate a minimum of one rescue of an unconscious victim using either a rescue tube (and swim fins if available) or a rescue board and according to SLSA operating procedures in the current SLSA Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue training manual. The rescue must include the following:
    • Negotiating the surf zone
    • Securing the victim
    • Returning to shore with the victim
    • Calling for assistance

5. Spinal Injury Care

  • Demonstration of placing a patient with a suspected spinal injury onto a spinal board in the water and on land:
    • Spinal carry with a spinal board from the water with an appropriate lay and patient assessment
    • Use of a spinal board to lower a person with a suspected spinal injury from a standing position to the ground
    • Use a log roll to place a victim on a spinal board and to remove a victim from a spinal board

6. Radio operations

  • Members to be assessed on theoretical knowledge
  • A practical demonstration of a scenario involving equipment (without transmitting). The scenario must include at least three of the following situations and must be conducted for each candidate:
    • Pre-operation checks
    • Knowledge of local operating channels and uses
    • Inter-patrol communications
    • Sign on/sign off
    • Rescue procedures and requests for assistance

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Woodside Nippers

Woodside Nippers is a surf awareness program that is offered for children from the ages of 5-13. Join today!

Patrol Membership

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Youth Program

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