The Bronze Medallion is the base award that all members hold to become a Surf Lifesaver.
A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. They undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.
Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new mates, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day.
To become a surf lifesaver you need to join the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. You will then need to obtain your Bronze Medallion training qualification. To obtain this you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology.
Once you’ve successfully completed this and you have signed up with Lorne SLSC, you will be wearing the red and yellow, and can proudly call yourself a surf lifesaver.
What we ask of you
Remember, we’re a volunteer organisation and need volunteers like you to operate.
These are the minimum compulsory requirements post Bronze Camp
- Attend door knock on January 1st
- Help on Mountain to Surf Day
- Help on Pier to Pub Day
- Attend five rostered patrol days throughout the season
- Attend Skills Maintenance
Created: 15/Jun/2008 - 09:15 AM Last updated: 5/Aug/2016 - 08:32 PM