The Bronze course is held in December each year. Principally designed for our budding younger members, participants train for their Surf Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue), the core qualification of every Surf Lifesaver. To attend, candidates must be 15 years of age on 30th September in the year of the course and be able to swim 400m in 9 minutes or less.

The 2022 Bronze course dates are 18th December to Saturday 23rd December 2022.

Registrations for this year’s course for current members of Point Leo SLSC are open. Details on how to register have been advised in the weekly club notices email.

Please note this course is not open to adults.

During the training course, participants complete both theory and practical requirements, with a focus on the following key areas:

  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Radio Operation
  • Surf Awareness
  • Rescues
  • Wade, Swimming and board padding techniques
  • Resuscitation (CPR) including the use of an AED
  • Emergency Care/ Basic First aid
  • Communications
  • Spinal Mangement
  • Patrol Operations
  • Lifts and carries

On the last day of the course participants will be examined by officials from Life Saving Victoria for their Bronze Medallion.

Successful completion of the Bronze course and also the Bronze Medallion examination will qualify participants to become an active member of the club.

For further information please email the Club Chief Instructor at