Which is higher Bronze Cross or medallion?
Before one can take the Bronze Cross course, the Bronze Medallion (Canada) is required. With Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid certification, one can be an assistant lifeguard in some provinces….Bronze Cross (Canada)
How hard is it to pass Bronze Medallion?
Bronze courses are physically demanding and if you haven’t been swimming for a year or two you will be challenged by the distance and fitness swims that are in both the Medallion and Cross courses. Medallion candidates should be able to complete a swim of 500m in less than 15 minutes.
What does Bronze Cross give you?
Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.
Does your Bronze Cross expire?
How often do Bronze Medallion, Bronze cross and NLS have to be recertified? All Lifesaving awards have to be recertified every two years from the date appearing on the certificate. If you continue your lifeguard training you do not have to recertify your Bronze Medallion or your Bronze Cross.
What is the timed swim for Bronze Cross?
600 m swim
Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training programs including National Lifeguard and Instructor certification. Includes a timed 600 m swim. National Lifeguard certification is Canada’s professional lifeguard standard.
How do you train for Bronze Medallion?
To commence training for the Bronze Medallion you must: Complete an unaided swim of 400 m in 9 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to you undertaking any water training or assessment activities.
Is it hard to pass Bronze Cross?
Bronze cross skill assessments are ridiculously easy. If you can’t pass them, either you train or you shouldn’t be trying to become a lifeguard. As of skills such as deep water spinals, it’s easy as long as you have a strong eggbeater, but since it’s a new skill it may be harder.
What can you do with a Bronze Medallion?
The Bronze Medallion develops knowledge, judgement and skills in rescue, personal survival and emergency care and is awarded in recognition of the ability to perform aquatic rescues in a safe and efficient manner.
What is in the Bronze Medallion?
Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) The BM provides members with skills and knowledge related to surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations, radio operations, resuscitation, emergency care, spinal management, communication, teamwork and SLS patrol operations.
How long does it take the average person to swim 400 meters?
I would say the best swimmers in my club do this in 4:30-5 minutes. I’m about a 6-7 minute average…the new swimmers take about 10-14 minutes.
How long does it take to complete the Bronze Medallion?
Gain your Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion, a worldwide recognised qualification in a 4 day intensive course. This is the ultimate course for those wishing to become a Surf Lifesaver.