BRONZE FULL OVERVIEW

The Portsea SLSC Bronze camp enables candidates to develop surf lifesaving skills and allows candidates to attain their Bronze Medallion, therefore being permitted to patrol as part of a Portsea SLSC Patrol.

On Bronze Camp, there will be a combination of practical work, fitness training and theory that all candidates will be expected to fulfil. Techniques and knowledge that Bronze Camp will provide candidates includes surf awareness skills, surf rescue skills, patrol operation awareness, emergency care and resuscitation techniques and IRB awareness skills.

BRONZE PROGRAM OUTLINE

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BRONZE PROGRAM FEES

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SHOULD I APPLY FOR BRONZE CAMP?

  • Have you always wanted to become a surf lifesaver?
  • Do you want to stand proudly on the beach and vigilantly keep an eye on the swimmers in the water?
  • Do you want to give something significant back to your local community?

If you think this is you, then you should join us on the Portsea SLSC’s Bronze Medallion Camp 2020. As well as learning valuable skills that may one day save a life, it’s also a fun week in the sun, surf and sand with like-minded people!

The Bronze Camp has traditionally been a week long, live-in camp, where participants train for their Bronze Medallion. At the end of the Camp, “Bronzies” are tested on their knowledge and physical abilities in areas including first aid, life support, surf knowledge, signals and surf lifesaving techniques. The successful demonstration of all these skills will earn candidates their Bronze Medallion and the right to call yourself a “Qualified Surf Lifesaver”.

Having earned your Bronze Medallion, you will be assigned to a designated Patrol and make a commitment to Portsea SLSC that you will come down and attend ALL your rostered patrols to ensure that Portsea is able to safely patrol one of the toughest beaches in Australia and maintain its record of “NO LIVES LOST ON A PATROLLED BEACH SINCE 1949.”

Becoming a volunteer lifesaver is a rewarding experience, you learn leadership, decision making and responsibility. Every Active Member of Portsea loves the beach and has plenty of fun hanging out at the Club. There is a serious side to becoming a surf lifesaver. So before signing up for Bronze Camp, ask yourself “AM I PREPARED TO FULFIL THE COMMITMENT THAT COMES WITH THE BRONZE MEDALLION?” If the answer to this question is “YES” then we would love to have you.

WHAT WILL I LEARN ON BRONZE CAMP?

A combination of theory and practical work:

  • Surf Awareness
  • Surf Skills
  • Surf Rescue Skills
  • Patrol Operations
  • Emergency Care
  • Basic First Aid
  • Resuscitation
  • Defibrillation
  • Radio Operations and other communications
  • IRB Awareness