This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.
This is the core award to be a surf life saver at Coogee or anywhere else in Australia. You will learn surf skills, resuscitation techniques, basic first aid, rescue techniques and much more. The course is typically run over a six or seven week period with sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-11am and Sunday 11am-1pm.
SLS Bronze Medallion
Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
To qualify for the Course: 400m swim in the Ocean in 9 mins or under
To achieve your Bronze Medallion the Assessment covers the following
SLS Signals - Visual and Audio
200m Run 200m Swim 200m Run - Sand Ocean Sand, in 8 mins or under
Tube Rescue - Conscious and Unconscious Patient
Board Rescue - Conscious and Unconscious Patient
Provision of First Aid
Surf Awareness & Patrol Management
Spinal rescue shallow and deep water and Carries
CPR 1-2 and 3 person, plus the use of a defibrillator
Course dates for 2021/2022
Current COVID restrictions mean our available courses for Season 21/22 are full. Please register your interest below so we can contact you for our available courses in Season 2022/2023.
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Spring Bronze 2021: Currently postponed due to current COVID regulations
Lightning Bronze 2022: Currently postponed
Thunder Bronze II 2022: Currently postponed
Summer Bronze 2022
Applying to Join a Course
Information nights are held prior to the commencement of the course, and applications for each course close shortly after the information night. A completed application form must be submitted to the Club via the link on the Bronze Course Date Summary: (Currently on Hold) .
Successful applicants will be advised as soon as possible after the closing date for applications.