Lifesaving Courses

LIFESAVING COURSES

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BRONZE MEDALLION  (ages 13+)
Bronze Medallion teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education — judgment, knowledge, skill and fitness.
Rescuers learn tows, carries and release methods in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers learn to respond to increasingly complex resuscitation situations involving CPR, conscious and unconscious victims with an obstructed airway. Lifesavers develop stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim.
$147 plus textbook

BRONZE CROSS (Age 14+)
Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities.
Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures and teamwork. Lifesavers learn how to rescue a spinal-injured victim and a pulseless victim. Bronze Cross is the prerequisite award for all advanced training programs in lifesaving, lifeguarding and leadership.
$147 plus textbook

NATIONAL LIFEGUARD COURSE/AEC (age 16+)
Must have current Bronze Cross . This course is designed to provide the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to be a lifeguard. It presents information on the basic skills and knowledge lifeguards need. For more information contact Aquatics Department.